As Pope Francis drove by in his Popemobile, a young man cried out at the top of his lungs, “I saw the Pope! He was so beautiful!” Everyone around him was surprised, however, for this young man was wearing a kippa: he was Jewish.
(CNS) Now that Pope Francis' trip to the United States has ended, many wonder when he will visit Canada, as he has been invited to visit Montreal in 2017. Asked about this possibility, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said there is no plan to visit Canada at the moment.
(CNS) While pilgrims in Philadelphia put up with a long weekend of lines and security checks at the papal venues, the Pope reached out to a group of people whose lives are lines and security checks for years.
(VMO) Franciscans in Montreal are celebrating two milestones this year : The 400th anniversary of their arrival in French North America and the centennial of the opening of their priory in Rosemont.
(CCCB) The Catholic Bishops of Canada have concluded their 2015 Plenary Assembly, which met since this past September 14, publishing a statement on the issue of assisted suicide and euthanasia and on the urgent need for better access to palliative care.
(Présence-info) Seven hundred religious men and women participated in the celebration of consecrated life, an event organized by the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB).
This summer, two much awaited events came to pass: the release of the pope's encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, and the due recognition of the Green Churches Network as a charitable organization.
In a letter addressed to the faithful, Archbishop Lépine invites us to take action in the name of compassion and solidarity in this Year of Mercy.
(Présence-info) The launch of the academic year at the Dominican Pastoral Institute was marked by the posthumous awarding of an honorary doctorate in pastoral theology to Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte.
(Vatican Radio) The Director of the Holy See's Press office, Father Federico Lombardi, described the upcoming visit by Pope Francis to Cuba and the United States as a long, complex but wonderful journey.
What can we do about the refugee crisis? In Montreal, the Archdiocese has been running a sponsorship program for several years.
(CCCB) Following the call of Pope Francis during his Angelus message this past September 6, 2015, the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has released an open letter to Canadian Catholics on how all the members of the Church can respond to the refugee crisis.