Coast to Coast: January 3 to January 9
January 9, 2016
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Here is a look at what’s been happening and what we’ve been reading about across the country this week:
With all the news about Syria and the refugee crisis, it can be easy to forget that there are other parts of the world suffering as well. Here is a look at how one Canadian organization in helping with the drought that has been devastating Ethiopia for months.
In Regina, it has been seven years since the  Catholic and Anglican archdioceses signed an agreement to work together and pray together more closely. Now the time has come to look back over those years and see how much progress has been made.
The Canadian Government recently received the Truth and Reconciliation’s Commission’s final report on residential schools and vowed to ask the pope for an apology. One Canadian bishop familiar with the issue shares his take on how to overcome racism.
In Vancouver, the New Year comes with new priests. While the two men are very different from each other and took very different paths to get to their vocations, both are a sign of hope for this west coast archdiocese.
 
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