Friday, January 24, 2014

Bishop Mark expresses thanks

New prelate quotes Pope Francis about always staying close to Christ
Photo caption: Now fully ordained, Bishop Mark Hagemoen addresses the throng witnessing the happy occasion. Malin Jordan / The B.C. Catholic.
Here are Bishop Mark Hagemoen's remarks after his ordination in Yellowknife Dec. 15: I'm absolutely grateful to Almighty God, not just at becoming a bishop! Of course I am aware of the privilege, and aware of the great task that one who is called to the episcopacy faces. I am very grateful to Pope Francis for his call to me to be the bishop of this particular Church and people of God. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Holy Land Christians prepare for Church unity week
Palestinian girls sing for visiting the bishops at a girls' school in East Jerusalem Jan. 15. CNS photo / Debbie Hill.
Christians of various churches and ecclesial communities in Palestine and Israel will gather for ecumenical prayer services at the churches of various communities as the Holy Land observes a novena for Christian unity from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

CCCB president reflects on recent visit to Holy Land Christians
Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem, Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, chairman of Catholic Relief Services, and Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, pray Jan. 15 during a Mass of Thanksgiving for 50 years of Catholic Relief Services' presence in the Holy Land. CNS photo / Debbie Hill.
The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops said instead of signs of hope in the Holy Land, he found hope-filled people serving despite the difficulties. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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