Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Middle East Christians flee conflict & seek stability

Good Friday prayers and special collection to support the needs of the Church in the Holy Land
Carl Hetu, national director of CNEWA Canada, speaks to about 60 people at St. Patrick's Parish Feb. 26. John Ray Catingub / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
Is it too late for Christians in the Middle East? That was the question explored in a recent seminar at St. Patrick's Parish Feb. 26. The talk aimed to promote dialogue, discussion, and action on the sensitive topic of religion and politics in the Middle East. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Pope chooses global leadership for Vatican economic office
Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany, is one of eight cardinals named by Pope Francis to advise him on reform of the Vatican bureaucracy. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
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Ethicist Margaret Somerville addresses the 2008 Catholic Media Convention May 28 in Toronto. She is the founding director of McGill University's Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law in Montreal. CNS photo / Nancy Wiechec.
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