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Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis meets with the family of Asia Bibi at today’s General Audience, the Turkish Prime Minister speaks out against the pope and details for the funeral of Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte of Montreal. ...read more
On Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the faithful of the Armenian rite. The Armenians were on hand to see the Holy Father name one of their own, Saint Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Church. While not trying to draw significance away from that, or from the Mass that ...read more
The Director of Jesuit Refugee Services in Syria, Fr. Nawras Sammour, SJ visited Toronto last week to speak about the ongoing civil war and refugee crisis plaguing his home country. The event, which was co-hosted by Canadian Jesuits International and Development and Peace, was held at the Jesuit parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in ...read more
Today on Perspectives, we take a look at Pope Francis’ visit to Turkey. ...read more
Pope Francis final meeting in Turkey was with a group of 50 young people, including many refugees from Syria, Iraq and other countries of the Middle East and Africa.  The young refugees are cared for by the local Salesian community in Istanbul. The Salesian Oratory (Youth Center) in Istambul is headed by Salesian Fr. Andres ...read more
Below you will find the full text of the Common Declaration of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, signed at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Phanar (Istanbul), on Sunday, November 30, 2014, Feast of St. Andrew:  We, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, express our profound gratitude to God for the gift of this new ...read more