Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pope confirms Canucks

Cardinal Ouellet has already held his position for over a year
Brazilian Archbishop Orani Joao Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro (left) shakes hands with Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, after giving a presentation at a gathering of bishops and church leaders at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City Nov. 16. The leaders from the Americas met Nov. 16-19 to discuss the new evangelization in the Americas. CNS photo / David Maung.
The Holy Father confirmed Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the former Archbishop of Quebec, as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops Dec. 16. Then, three days later, Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, the former Archbishop of Montreal, was appointed to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope prays for upcoming Synod of Bishops
A child holds a flag with an image of Pope Francis as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Dec. 29, the feast of the Holy Family. CNS photo / Max Rossi, Reuters.
In his Angelus address given on the feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis prayed especially for the approaching Synod of Bishops which will discuss pastoral challenges to the family. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

The death of Christ is the source of life says Archbishop Lacroix
Quebec Archbishop Gerald Lacroix speaks at CCO Rise Up 2013 in Ottawa Dec. 30. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
Quebec Archbishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix revealed to young Catholic missionaries Dec. 30 how the death of Jesus Christ is not only interesting but necessary to salvation. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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