Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ukraine, poverty, G7 discussed by Pope, German chancellor

Angela Merkel helped negotiate cease-fire with rebels

Pope Francis shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting at the Vatican Feb. 21. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
The ongoing crisis in Ukraine was among the topics covered by Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in their Feb. 21 meeting at the Vatican. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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During 40 days for life many will be fasting for the unborn

Vancouver 40 Days for Life director Carmela Cruz (third from right) leads a prayer vigil outside B.C. Women's Hospital in 2014. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Local pro-lifers are asking Catholics to consider the unborn as they fast and pray this Lent. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Speed-dating model tried at Vocations Fair
Sister Nisrine of the Antonin Sisters tells how their six sisters in Ottawa run a French Catholic elementary school. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Organizers of a vocations fair here Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, decided to try a speed-dating model to introduce seekers to various religious communities. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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