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Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Jerusalem, 26 May 2014 Dear Muslim Friends, I am grateful for the opportunity to meet with you in this sacred place. I thank you for the courteous invitation you have extended to me and, in particular, I wish to thank the Grand ...read more
On Saturday, May 23 Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the International Stadium in Amman, Jordan. Above is the full video of the Mass.   -Photo Credit: Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Amman International Stadium in Jordan May 24. The pope is making a three-day visit to the Holy Land, spending one day each in Jordan, the ...read more
Today on Perspectives, we talk to Carl Hetu of CNEWA Canada about Pope Francis’ trip to the Holy Land this weekend ...read more
A Joint Letter on the Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Jerusalem May 21, 2014   Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, We give thanks to our Lord for the coming meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew which will take place on May 25-26, in the holy city of Jerusalem. ...read more
Here’s what’s been happening across the country this week: Vancouver has a new seminary. Six men from the Neocatechumenal Way are the first seminarians preparing for the priesthood at Vancouver’s new Redemptoris Mater seminary.  In St. Paul, Alberta a priest was shot and killed by a man who was later involved in a shootout with ...read more
On May 24, Pope Francis will become the 4th pope to visit the Holy Land, 50 years after the visit of Pope Paul VI in 1964. It promises to be a historic visit as our beloved Pope goes to Amman in Jordan and then to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Most of us don’t realize that there ...read more
When Pope Francis visits the Holy Land in two weeks, he will have with him representatives of the Jewish and Muslim faiths. Also taking part in the visit will be Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai, though not as part of the official Vatican Delegation. Last week the patriarch announced he would accompany the pope on his ...read more
Today on Perspectives, President Barack Obama visits the Vatican, daily mass with Pope Francis and the Pope’s itinerary in the Holy Land is released. ...read more
    By Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton General Secretary, The Canadian Council of Churches   Our final day of journeying together as The Path of Abraham 2014 began with a presentation by Rabbis for Human Rights. The Rabbi who spoke to us was passionate about and committed to peace and human rights for all people ...read more
By Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton General Secretary, The Canadian Council of Churches Having been given wonderful breakfasts by our host Palestinian families, including in many cases home-made fig and apricot jams, having been shown their gardens of lemon and almond trees, we reassembled as The Path of Abraham. Our next stop was the Church of ...read more