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Prayer of Archbishop Ieronymos O God of all spirits and flesh, Who has trodden down death, destroying the power of the devil, bestowing life on Your world to the soul of Your servants departed this life, do You Yourself, O Lord, give rest in a place of light, in a place of green pasture, in ...read more
Distinguished Authorities, Dear Brothers and Sisters, I have wanted to visit Lesvos ever since migrants arrived here seeking peace and dignity. Today I give thanks to God who has granted me this wish. I express my appreciation to President Pavlopoulos for inviting me, together with Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos. I wish to express my ...read more
JOINT DECLARATION Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew And Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens We, Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece, have met on the Greek island of Lesvos to demonstrate our profound concern for the tragic situation of the numerous refugees, migrants and asylum seekers who have come to ...read more
Dear Friends, I have wanted to be with you today. I want to tell you that you are not alone. In these weeks and months, you have endured much suffering in your search for a better life. Many of you felt forced to flee situations of conflict and persecution for the sake, above all, of ...read more
On April 16, 2016, Pope Francis was welcomed by the Ecumenical Patriarch, His Holiness Bartholomew, and His Beatitude Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens in Lesbos, Greece. Below you will find the full text of his address: It is with unique joy that we welcome today to Lesvos the Head of the Roman-Catholic Church, Pope Francis. We consider ...read more
Written by Joe O’Conner, The National Post. Gaetano Gagliano, who has died at the age of 98, would often tell his children the story of what he had missed in life. A man of deep Catholic faith, he was by any measure incredibly successful. He arrived in Toronto from Italy in the 1950s at age ...read more
Most papal trips are planned months, sometimes years in advance and involve several visits by vatican delegations to sort out the logistical intricacies. This weekend’s papal visit to the Greek Island of Lesbos was put together in record time and announced just one week before the scheduled departure date. Pope Francis will land on the ...read more
In this special Jubilee Year, we are invited to remember the corporal works of mercy. One of them is to feed the hungry. Every day, all over the world, people have been doing this and the Church has been doing it for 2000 years. In Toronto, Sr. Margaret Patterson of the Congregation of Notre Dame ...read more
On April 14, 2016, the federal government introduced legislation that, if passed, will amend the criminal code to make euthanasia/assisted suicide legal in Canada. At a time when our priority should be fostering a culture of love, and enhancing resources for those suffering and facing death, assisted suicide leads us down a dark path. At first sight it ...read more
We shall be forever grateful to Gaetano Gagliano who gave us faith and hope, boldness and courage, roots and wings. May he rest in peace and intercede for us. ...read more