Friday, February 21, 2014

Archbishop Miller raps B.C. government for failing to enforce prostitution laws

Leader decries 'shameful state of affairs'

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, of Vancouver has asked the B.C. government to reconsider its decision not to prosecute cases involving prostitution. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Ukrainian violence breaks traditional Olympic truce

A man kneels in prayer in front of a statue of Mary and a crucifix by a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Feb. 21. Scores of protesters were killed and hundreds were wounded by snipers in Kiev's Independence Square and on its nearby streets, according to medical workers treating the victims. CNS photo / Yannis Behrakis, Reuters.

A fragile cease-fire between Ukrainian government security forces and protestors was shattered on a massive scale Feb. 18. By the evening of Feb. 20 at least 65 people had been killed in clashes in Independence Square in Kyiv. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Religious Freedom Ambassador looks back at first year
Religious Freedom Ambassador Andrew Bennett with icon of Blessed Vasyl Velichkovsky he keeps on his desk. Deborah Gyapong / (CCN).
 When Andrew Bennett became Canada's first religious freedom ambassador a year ago, he placed an icon of a Blessed Vasyl Velichkovsky on his desk. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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