Thursday, January 15, 2015

Archbishop fields questions about new building

Old building was totally handicap-inaccessible
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, breaks ground at the new location for the John Paul II Pastoral Centre Aug. 29, 2013. The centre will contain offices, a chapel, meeting rooms, and nine suites for retired priests. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
The archbishop says it's time to move out of the former electrical warehouse that the archdiocesan offices have called home for more than 50 years. Within the next three months, the John Paul II Pastoral Centre will pack up and move south to a shiny new location near 33rd Avenue and Willow Street in Vancouver. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope on Charlie Hebdo: don't kill in God's name, but don't insult faith
In response to a French reporter's question about freedom of religion and freedom of expression, the Pope offered a hypothetical example of how Alberto Gasparri, left, the papal trip planner, would receive a punch if he said a swear word against the Pope's mother. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
During an in-flight press conference Jan. 15 Pope Francis spoke on the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, saying that freedom of expression has limits, but no one has the right to kill in the name of God. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Archbishop Fournier of Rimouski dies suddenly
Pope Benedict XVI greets Archbishop Pierre-Andre Fournier of Rimouski, Que., after presenting a pallium to him during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in June 2009. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano.
Archbishop Pierre-Andre Fournier of Rimouski died suddenly Jan. 10 in hospital, shortly after losing consciousness and being taken to hospital by ambulance. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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