Monday, May 26, 2014

Many religions value the Holy Land

Interfaith group bonds over shared affection for Israel
Rani Theeparajah, a member of St. Ann's Anglican Parish, touches the Western Wall during a trip to the Holy Land this Easter season. Theeparajah met with other Christians and Jews to talk about their shared interest in the Holy Land May 15. Photo submitted to The B.C. Catholic.
As Pope Francis prepared for his historical trip to Israel May 24-26, a local group of Jews and Christians bonded over their shared interest in the Holy Land. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Death sentence for Christian in Sudan draws global criticism
Sister Joana Mai Hla Kyi, a nurse and member of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, demonstrates prenatal massage therapy to two apprentices in Riimenze, South Sudan, in this Nov. 17, 2010, file photo. CNS file photo / Paul Jeffrey.
A pregnant woman who was raised a Christian has been sentenced to execution by a Sudanese court that contends she has apostatized from Islam, drawing worldwide condemnation. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Nuncio says God is present in Vancouver
Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, apostolic nuncio to Canada, pictured in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
In January, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi arrived in Ottawa to take up his duties as the Vatican's nuncio, or ambassador, to this country. The prelate has decades of diplomatic experience as a nuncio to many states, including Haiti, Cuba, and the Baltic States. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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