Thursday, September 10, 2015

Crucifix suffers vandalism

Parish and police concerned
RCMP handout
North Vancouver RCMP have released this photo of a person spray-painting the crucifix in front of St. Pius X Church at night July 23. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Annulment process revamped by Vatican
Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, dean of the Roman Rota, a Vatican court, speaks at a press conference for the release of Pope Francis's documents concerning changes to marriage annulments at the Vatican Sept. 8. Also pictured is Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In a reformed marriage annulment process, Pope Francis has made significant changes, giving more of a role to the local bishop, dropping automatic appeals, and declaring the process free of charge. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Syriac Catholic Patriarch visits Ottawa
Archbishop Ignatius Joseph III Younan, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for the Syrians was in Ottawa over Labour Day weekend on a pastoral visit to Syriac Catholics. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
The Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church says the West should end the war in Syria and Iraq so refugees and displaced people can return to their homes instead of having to go into exile. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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