Friday, September 18, 2015

Refugee sponsors' group asks gov't for more help

Canadian organization seeks faster application processing times, more resources, and more funds
Migrants walk along at sunset after crossing into Hungary from the border with Serbia near Roszke, Hungary, Aug. 29. About 100,000 migrants have taken the Balkan route into Europe this year. Bernadett Szabo / Reuters / CNS.
A group that represents refugee sponsors is asking the government to do more to help move people running for their lives. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Women protect humanity against evil, Pope Francis says
Pilgrims from China cheer as Pope Francis arrives for his general audience in St. Peter's Square. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Women have a special God-given role in protecting each generation against the evils of its time, Pope Francis said in, characteristically, off-the-cuff remarks during his weekly Wednesday general audience. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Franciscans depart St. Michael's
Father Dennis Vavrek, OFM / Frank Flegel / Prairie Messenger (CCN)
It was a time of sadness and thanksgiving, said many of those who attended the farewell prayer service and open house at St. Michael's Retreat Centre here August 22: the last of the Franciscans who opened the centre 52 years ago were leaving. For full story
 see The B.C. Catholic website.

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