Festive Filipino Tradition
(VMO) Michael Monzon and Angelo Reyes, choristers at St. Kevin’s Parish, knelt in prayer before the crèche at their church this week as the Filippino community in three parishes in Montreal began their traditional Christmas novena.
Pope urges all nations to follow up on COP21
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has urged the international community to urgently follow up on the path set by the climate deal reached in Paris.
Spreading the Holiday Cheer
(VMO) Sixty five turkeys, the gift of an anonymous donor, are being prepared for a Christmas meal that will feed more than 500 people who might not otherwise have a chance to enjoy a festive meal this holiday season.
Pope Francis opens Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday opened the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, inaugurating the Jubilee of Mercy. The ceremony took place after he celebrated Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception in St. Peter’s Square.
Reach a global and transformational agreement
(Radio-Vatican) Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin spoke at the opening of the 21st Conference of States Parties to the Convention COP 21, held in Paris from 30 November to December 11.
Pope Francis reflects on his trip to Africa
(Vatican Radio) In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis told those present about his recent trip to Africa and spoke about the importance of missionary work.
Opening of the Jubilee of Mercy in Montreal
The Archbishop of Montreal, Most Reverend Christian Lépine, will mark the opening of the Jubilee of Mercy by opening a diocesan Door of Mercy at the cathedral during a Eucharistic celebration on Saturday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Eleven Parishes Preparing to Receive Refugees
As we speak, the Archdiocese of Montreal is currently preparing to sponsor 43 Syrian families as part of Canada’s commitment to help resettle thousands of refugees caught in the deadly civil war, says Alessandra Santopadre.