Thursday, January 28, 2016

Church celebrates a variety of cultures

Refugees and migrants attend annual Mass and reception by the hundreds
Korean children, dressed in traditional hanboks, sing during a celebration of the 102nd World Day of Migrants and Refugees at St. Francis Xavier Parish. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
One Iraqi teen was living a very different life two years ago. Muhanad Shaaya, 17, and his family evaded violence in the Middle East for years before finding a safe place to call home in Surrey, B.C. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Post-synod document to be released in March
Pope Francis leaves after celebrating Mass at the close of the Synod of Bishops on the family in St. Peter's Basilica Oct. 25. At left is Cardinal Wilfrid F. Napier of Durban, South Africa. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation on family life following last year's synod will be published in March, says Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Group sues P.E.I. gov't over abortion access
The Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island has met in Province House since 1847.
Prince Edward Island is the only province where doctors do not abort unborn infants, but a group of activists is trying to change that. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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