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VIDEO: Memories of 1984 Papal Visit in Edmonton

September 16 marks the anniversary of St. John Paul II's Papal Visit to Edmonton in 1984. 

In this video Fr. Paul Kavanagh, rector of St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica, recalls his memories of this historic event.

Between both his visits to Edmonton (as Cardinal Wojtyła in 1969), the saint visited Holy Rosary Polish Parish, St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica, Elk Island National Park, Namao Air Force Base, Mission Hill, Grey Nuns' Centre, and celebrated Mass under the Dove of Peace which was moved to its current location in Gallagher Park.

The Holy Father also blessed a cross which stood in Fort Edmonton Park until the recent renovations.

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Make the brave choice to lead a simpler, eco-friendly life, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People should change the way they eat, travel and use natural resources, energy and products so they minimize their harm to the earth, Pope Francis said.

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VIDEO: Year of St. Joseph - Explainer

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis announced that the Church would celebrate a special year dedicated to St. Joseph beginning on December 8, 2020 and continuing through December 8, 2021. In the Archdiocese of Edmonton, a time dedicated to St. Joseph will officially begin on March 19, and conclude with the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 2021.  In preparation for March 19, the Archdiocese will join St. Joseph Seminary in the recitation of a Novena to St. Joseph starting on March 10. Three special Masses will be presided by Archbishop Smith at St. Joseph’s Basilica.

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Lent 2021: Participation in Live-Streamed Liturgies

The Archdiocese of Edmonton offers guidance for our reflection to encourage and guide our active participation in the live-streamed sacred liturgies of the Lenten season of 2021 during these pandemic times.

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Pope meets Myanmar generals after welcome by children

Greeted by two dozen children wearing traditional attire and by the nation's bishops, Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar Nov. 27 for a four-day visit.

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Scientists echo Pope's global warning

More than 15,000 scientists world-wide, including more than 500 Canadians, have issued a “Warning to Humanity” that parallels concerns raised by Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’.

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Chief would welcome Pope's apology

A former Truth and Reconciliation commissioner says an apology from Pope Francis will be a major step towards forgiveness for the Catholic Church for its role in Canada’s residential school system.

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Vatican considers two Albertans for sainthood

“Let’s continue to promote the advancement of these causes by our prayers,” Archbishop Richard Smith wrote in his blog Wednesday, after meeting with the head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints at the Vatican.

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