Thursday, October 2, 2014

Pope Tawadros II meets local Copts, ecumenical reps

International head of Coptic Orthodox church visits on 50th anniversary of North America mission
Pope Tawadros II gives a homily in Egyptian Arabic during his visit to St. George's Coptic Orthodox Church. Father Bisenty Gerges, a Coptic Orthodox priest, said the pope encouraged the faithful to embrace honesty and avoid hypocrisy. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Thick, aromatic smoke filled the air as Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, celebrated a liturgy with local faithful. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Muslims pray for the Pope; security a non-issue
Pope Francis listens as Archbishop Angelo Massafra of Shkoder-Pult, Albania, speaks during a meeting with leaders of other religions at the Catholic University of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Seated next to the Pope is Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In a press briefing Sept. 21 the Vatican's spokesman downplayed worries over Pope Francis's safety in Albania, also noting that Muslims had gathered in an important Tirana mosque to pray for the Pontiff's visit. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Nun speaks on conversion to Spiritual Motherhood of Priests conference
Spiritual Motherhood of Priests co-founders Maria Nicastro and Maria Pirrone with Sister Ann Shields at a Sept. 27 conference for women who intercede in prayer for the sanctification of priests. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Sister Ann Shields, host of the popular radio program "Food for the Journey," spoke on conversion of mind and heart at the annual conference of the "Spiritual Motherhood of Priests" movement Sept. 27. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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