Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Port chaplain retires from mission to seafarers

Father Eason will continue to bring the Gospel to sailors as a volunteer
Father John Eason (second from left), chaplain to the Port of Vancouver, and volunteer Douglas McDonald (back row) stand among sailors. Father Eason, 74, is retiring but plans to continue helping out as a volunteer. "I hope to die with my shoes on," he said. BCC file photo.
A Vancouver port chaplain is retiring after two decades of bringing the Gospel to seafarers. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Martin Mark makes plea to help Yazidis and other vulnerable minorities
Martin Mark, the director of the Toronto archdiocese's refugee office, appeared before the House of Commons Citizenship and Immigration Committee during hearings on the protection of vulnerable people July 18. Deborah Gyapong (CCN).
Martin Mark, who heads the Toronto Archdiocese's refugee office, pleads for policy changes to protect Yazidis and other vulnerable religious minorities. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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