Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Archdiocese hosts local World Youth Day event

Consul General of Poland in Vancouver urges young people to make pilgrimage to Krakow in 2016

Young adults display a wooden cross and laminated Stations of the Cross as they pray and sing in Cathedral Square March 28. It was part of an event in celebration of World Youth Day, which Pope John Paul II first instituted in 1985. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Young adults took their faith outdoors as they celebrated World Youth Day in Cathedral Square in downtown Vancouver. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Court blocks Israeli wall through West Bank
Retired Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer of San Angelo, Texas, stands in front of the Israeli separation wall near Jerusalem while he was on a prayer pilgrimage for peace in the Holy Land. CNS photo / Debbie Hill.
Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem has praised an Israeli Supreme Court decision prohibiting the country's army from routing a security wall through Palestinian land in the West Bank. It would have separated 58 Christian families from their land. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Canadian Council of Churches writes to Prime Minister
CCCB President Gatineau Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher.
The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) wrote an open letter April 6 to Prime Minister Harper urging a broader response to the crisis in Iraq and Syria than military intervention. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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