Thursday, February 27, 2014

Popemobiles take a brake in Vatican Museums

Msgr. Lopez-Gallo spent time in Mercedes-Benz with Paul VI
This Mercedes-Benz sedan was used as a papal automobile in the 1960s and continuing through part of the pontificate of Pope John Paul I. Paul Haring / CNS.
Where can you find carriages, automobiles, open-air jeeps, and Mercedes-Benz sedans? In the so-called "Popemobile Pavilion," the Vatican Museum's underground papal parkade. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Starvation, disease threaten South Sudan
Children walk past tents in one of the two UN mission compounds that are holding displaced people in Juba, South Sudan, Jan. 27. In a Jan. 30 letter, bishops from South Sudan and Sudan called for "repentance and conversion of heart" and said "corruption and nepotism have contributed to the destabilization" of South Sudan. CNS photo / Andreea Campeanu, Reuters.
Violence in South Sudan has put people in parts of the Diocese of Malakal at risk of starvation, as well as illnesses from a lack of clean water, a local priest has warned. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Canada's representative reports from consistory
Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec embraces a well-wisher after attending Pope Francis's Mass with new cardinals in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 23. The previous day Pope Francis had created 19 new cardinals from 15 countries at a consistory attended by his predecessor, retired Pope Benedict XVI. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Canada's official representative at the consistory that created 19 new cardinals Feb. 22 said the government was proud to support Quebec's new Cardinal, Gerald Cyprien Lacroix of Quebec. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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