Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Prelates hail apostolic nuncio as 'friend to all' citizens

Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi to assume new duties; no date yet for installation in Ottawa
A new prelate familiar with Canada will represent the Holy See in the country. Pope Francis selected Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi as the new apostolic nuncio Dec. 18; the role of nuncio is equal to that of ambassador. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Confession hugely popular at CCO Rise Up
After the second talk by Sister Miriam Heidland, SOLT, keynote speaker at CCO Rise Up 2013, hundreds lined up to go to confession.
Talks by a young nun prompted hundreds of young people to line up for confession Dec. 29 at Catholic Christian Outreach's (CCO) 25th anniversary CCO Rise Up conference. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Pope urges faithful to remember 'glorious hope' of Baptism
Pope Francis holds a personalized jersey given by a person in the crowd as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square Jan. 8. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of the Sacrament of Baptism, stressing that it is a gift which incorporates us into the body of Christ and impels us to evangelize. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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