Friday, August 30, 2013

Archdiocese breaks ground for new pastoral centre

Construction to be completed November 2014; move in by March 2015
This is an artist's rendering of the main entry to the future John Paul II Pastoral Centre from 33rd Avenue. Photo submitted.
After more than 50 years in an aged-brick building on Robson Street, the offices of the archdiocese are going to move to part of the former St. Vincent Hospital site. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Other stories recently posted to the site include the following:

Nigerian violence rooted in politics, economics, bishop says

As if church bombings weren't bad enough, northern Nigeria is also suffering from oversimplification in Western media reports. Reports of Islamist terrorism directed at Christians in Nigeria very often lack context and depth, said Auxiliary Bishop Anselm Umoren of Abuja, Nigeria. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Military involvement in Syria could spark world war, bishop warns

The bishop of Aleppo, Syria, has cautioned that foreign military action in the country could spark a global war, making the "tragic situation" much worse. "The only road to peace is dialogue," said Bishop Antoine Audo on Aug. 27. "War will not take us anywhere. People live in anguish, not knowing what awaits them, and this has been happening during the two years of conflict." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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