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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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Promise made, promise kept: Memories of St. John Paul II visit still cherished in NWT

“People were just in ecstasy,” Bishop Croteau recalled. “He had touched their hand. For native people to touch the hand of someone, it’s really something, especially the Pope. It will remain in their memory as long as they live.”

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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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Romanian Bishop tours Alberta

Bishop Ioan Casian is on a tour of the five Romanian Orthodox parishes and missions in Alberta. The Romanian Orthodox Church established a diocese for Canada last year, and Bishop Ioan was installed as its first bishop last week. His Edmonton visit includes celebrating the Divine Liturgy at Saints Constantine and Helen Parish in north Edmonton on May 21.

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Pope's Egypt visit unites Edmonton interfaith leaders

“Peace is a gift of God but also the work of man,” Pope Francis said at the International Peace Conference on April 28, hosted by Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar mosque.

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