Friday, September 16, 2016

Bishops welcome new colleague to their ranks

'Ordination was a splendid occasion,' Franciscan prelate says
Bishop Joseph Nguyen's "ordination was a splendid occasion," one bishop said. "I thought it was remarkable, the number of people at the gathering, it was such a marvellous display!" For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Sponsors frustrated by delays keeping Mideast refugees out of Canada's reach
Syrian refugees cross into Turkey to escape the fighting in their homeland. Michael Swan / The Catholic Register (CCN).
In just 100 days beginning last Sept. 8, the Archdiocese of Toronto raised $3.7 million and formed 105 volunteer groups in the hope of sponsoring at least 100 refugee families from the Middle East. Those sponsorship committees actually launched 154 applications to bring refugee families to Canada. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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