Friday, March 6, 2015

UBC buys 770-year-old papal document

Academics study decree which was issued at First Council of Lyons in 1245
History professor Richard Pollard studies a papal bull that was issued by Pope Innocent IV and 13 cardinals in Lyons in 1245. He points out a small cross that the Pope drew himself nearly 800 years ago. The parchment is now stored in a vault at the university. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
It may be the oldest existing papal document in Canada. UBC recently acquired a 770-year old papal bull signed and sealed by Pope Innocent IV. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Benedict's resignation remembered; Pope became a pilgrim
Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI at the start of a consistory at which Pope Francis created 20 new cardinals in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 14. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Two years after his historic resignation from the papacy, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's presence continues to be felt by those around him as he keeps his promise to remain in quiet and prayerful service to the Church and the world. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Tories quash Liberal attempt to fast-track euthanasia law
U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature and a former archbishop of St. Louis, speaks to a man during a pro-life demonstration in St. Peter's Square. Catholic politicians and judges who support laws in conflict with Church teaching on abortion, euthanasia, marriage, and related issues commit "sacrilege" and cause "grave scandal" if they receive Communion, the cardinal told an international conference of pro-life organizations. CNS photo / Katarzyna Artymiak.
Conservative MPs quashed a potentially caucus-dividing Liberal motion to fast-track legislation on "physician assisted suicide" Feb. 24 by a vote of 146-132. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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