While the Syrian refugee crisis grows, most of the refugees being welcomed to Edmonton come from countries like Somalia, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Congo and Eritrea.
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Archbishop Richard Smith has announced the following appointments of priests in the Edmonton Archdiocese effective in September 2013.
In several nations, the birth of a baby girl is no cause for celebration. A cultural preference for male offspring means many baby girls are unwanted and in peril.
Pope Francis' Sept. 11 meeting with Dominican Father Gustavo Gutierrez was an informal one, held in the in the pope's residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, and not listed on his official schedule.
Writing in one of Italy's major secular newspapers, Pope Francis called for a "sincere and rigorous dialogue" between the Church and nonbelievers as an "intimate and indispensable expression" of Christian love.
Four young priests serving in Oregon set out this summer for an adventure. It turned out to be an exploit, for sure, but not the one they expected.
Pope Francis walks outside to accept a gift of a 1984 Renault at the Vatican Sept. 7.
While President Barak Obama was drumming up support for airstrikes against Syria, Catholics in Edmonton and around the world have been praying for peace in the war-torn Middle East country.
Leading a crowd in prayer for peace in Syria, Pope Francis said that war is ultimately caused by selfishness, which can be overcome only through expressions of fraternity and never with violence.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis met with Vatican officials Sept. 10 to hear their questions and suggestions about his ongoing reform of the Vatican bureaucracy.