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Canadian bishops witness Lebanon’s message: show your faith and work together

“So there is a wonderful message there, that faiths can indeed work together. It’s not easy, you have to work at it, but what is uniting them all in that particular corner of the world, is a united love for their country and a desire to make this work.”

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Spiritual gifts flow north and south as covenant relationship grows

The covenant between the two dioceses was formalized three years ago, but it began years earlier and it’s deeper than others in Canada. The details are still being worked out, but the relationship is more than just financial. It’s spiritual.

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‘Hear the Word of God and Do It’ : Archbishop Smith’s Pastoral Letter

“So what does it mean to be a disciple of the Lord? What does it mean to follow him, to be on mission? The Lord himself helps to clarify that when he says being a disciple is basically two things: Listen to the word of God, and put it into practice – ‘Hear the word of God and do it.’” (Luke 8:19-21)

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Archbishop Smith makes historic visit to mosque

“The best way to deepen any relationship is through personal encounter, and that’s what (the Al-Rashid Mosque leadership) have made possible here by inviting us to the mosque,” said Smith. “Harmony, mutual respect, and working together is not only possible, it’s also happening, and it’s happening here.”

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Muslim leaders warn of rising hate crimes

Alberta saw the largest increase in hate crimes, up 39 per cent to 193 from 2014 to 2015, and Edmonton had the biggest increase of a major city in Canada – 45 more incidents in 2015 compared to the previous year.

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Archdiocese of Edmonton consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary

As Archbishop Richard Smith consecrated the Archdiocese of Edmonton to the Blessed Virgin, he knelt before the same statue of Mary which Bishop Vital Grandin, the first bishop of the former Diocese of St. Albert, honoured in 1871 when he consecrated the diocese to Mary at that time.

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Video: A Day In The Life of an Archbishop

View the video “A Day in the Life of an Archbishop” starring Archbishop Richard W. Smith of Edmonton.

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2017 Easter Message from Archbishop Smith

Easter is with us again. Alleluia!! In the wonderful and great solemn liturgies that the Church celebrates to mark Christ’s gift of redemption and new life to the world, we hear once again the stories that are proclaimed very year about the death of Jesus by crucifixion and his subsequent resurrection from the dead.

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Archbishop Smith expresses condolences to Coptic Christians on Egypt bombings

“It is with profound sadness that I write to you on this holy feast day, to express my personal condolences and those of our whole Archdiocese, following the terrible bombing attacks perpetrated against our sisters and brothers and your sanctuaries this day in Egypt.”

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