Monday, September 14, 2015

Locals extend a hand to Syrian refugees

Archdiocese of Vancouver has brought in 87 this year; 500 more are waiting
Members of Sts. Peter and Paul Chaldean Mission welcome an Iraqi refugee family at Vancouver International Airport Sept. 8. Photos submitted.
While photos of the tragic deaths of refugees make waves in the news, local Catholics are doing their part to get some of them to safety. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

In Cuba, Pope Francis will be a 'Missionary of Mercy'
Thousands of Cubans participate in a parade for Labour Day in 2014 in Revolution Square in Havana. Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in the square Sept. 20 during his Sept. 19-22 visit to Cuba. CNS photo / Alejandro Ernesto, EPA.
The Cuban bishops have announced that the theme for Pope Francis's Sept. 19-22 visit to their nation will be "Missionary of Mercy," as a way of looking forward to the Jubilee Year of Mercy. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Catholic residence for women at U of A
U of A nursing student Jodi Antonio enjoys the sense of community St. Joseph's College Women's Residence offers its students. Thandiwe Konguavi (CCN).

When Jodi Antonio arrived in Edmonton from Edson to start her first year at the University of Alberta, the anxious nursing student did not look far for friends. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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