This year, we have been blessed to have had a delegation of Indigenous people visit Pope Francis in Rome in order to receive his apology on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church, and again to welcome the Holy Father to this land to hear his words of sorrow as he embarked on his, self described, “Pilgrimage of Penance”. Let us take this opportunity to build on the reflections offered by Pope Francis.
Let’s Sing Christmas Songs at Church is a community initiative of Montreal’s Saint-Donat Parish and was made possible thanks to the federal grants program New Horizons for Seniors.
In November 2022, Caritas Bangladesh invited Development and Peace and other Caritas Internationalis members to an international partners’ meeting to help review its emergency response program for Rohingya refugees. Delegates visited the camps in Cox’s Bazar that house the world’s single largest refugee population. This year’s Advent stories were gathered in and around those refugee camps.
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)’s 2022 Christmas Campaign - Christians in Syria and Lebanon are currently experiencing unprecedented hardship, which is why Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) wishes to support these communities as part of its annual Christmas campaign.
Some reflections that can assist our prayer on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.