Friday, November 14, 2014

Fundraiser boosts three ministries to vulnerable

Prisoners, refugees, and migrant workers are all to benefit from this year's Archbishop's Dinner 
Diane Chua (left), a resettlement worker, chats with Sister Beata Kayitesi, CMT, at an information booth about the archdiocesan Service and Justice Office before the Archbishop's Dinner Oct. 28. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Nine hundred of the faithful gathered for the third annual Archbishop's Dinner to raise funds for some of the area's most vulnerable people Oct. 28. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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'We need bridges, not walls!' Pope says on Berlin Wall anniversary 
People sit on the East Side Gallery and watch a circus performance in Berlin Nov. 9. The president of the German bishops' conference praised Catholics who helped bring down the Berlin Wall, but also urged the Church to look ahead to its future mission. CNS photo / Maja Hitij, EPA.
On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Pope Francis said that it only happened through a long, painful struggle, and warned that there are still many walls that divide the world today. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Religious freedom 'of concern' in Canada
Robert P. George, a professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University and chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, talks during a press conference about the plight of Middle Eastern Christians at the Press Club in Washington Sept. 9. CNS photo / Tyler Orsburn.
Canada has been rated a country "of concern" in the latest "Religious Freedom in the World" report issued by the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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