Only a few hours after having presided at the funeral of René Angélil, Most Reverend Christian Lépine presided at a Mass for persecuted Christians in the Middle-Eastfor the second time in as many years.
On Sunday, January 10, 2016, hundreds of faithful made their way to the three different locations where a Door of Mercy was inaugurated. Here is a summary of these three memorable moments.
(Présence/CNS) Canada's Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help were shaken in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Jan. 15 in which 29 people were killed, including six humanitarian workers from Quebec.
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On January 30, 2016,10am, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Most Reverend Christian Lépine will celebrate Mass on the occasion of the closing of the Year of Consecrated Life, which ends on February 2, 2016.
The White Cross at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral is truly something special to see. Imposing, moving, and of rare beauty, it invites visitors to contemplate and meditate.
Most Reverend Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, will preside at the state funeral of René Angélil on Friday, January 22 at 3 pm.
(Presence info) A well-known personality in Colombia, he fled to Canada to stay alive. Uprooted, new to the French language, he lived in precariousness in Quebec City, drawing strength to live from his family and his faith.
In a message to the diocesan faithful, the Archbishop of Montreal invites everyone to come and pray for the persecuted Christians of the Middle East.
(Vatican Radio) "The Name of God is Mercy" is the title of a new book set to be released in 86 countries on Tuesday (Jan. 12), in which Pope Francis reveals his vision of God's mercy in a series of interviews with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will begin in a few days, January 18-25, 2016, on the theme: Called to proclaim the mighty acts of God (1 Peter 2:9).
(CNS) At the Vatican and on five continents in 2015, Pope Francis continued to encourage and demonstrate a style of evangelization that emphasizes walking with people, listening to them and showing them God's mercy.