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Saint François de Laval and Saint Marie of the Incarnation

Pope Francis will preside at a Mass of Thanksgiving for the recent canonizations of Saint François de Laval and Saint Marie of the Incarnation on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 10:00 am (Rome time), in Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome. 

Source: Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)

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Tar Sands and Aboriginal Rights

In early June, there was an extraordinary conference in the Alberta Tar Sands area of Fort McMurray, AB.  Titled As Long as the Rivers Flow - Coming Back to the Treaty Relationship in Our Time, it was co-hosted by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation who live downstream of the industry.  Archbishop Desmond Tutu gave the keynote.

Excellent talks from this conference are now available online. For all the links, please go to:
http://www.oktlaw.com/blog/now-available-online-archbishop-desmond-tutus-keynote-speech-from-as-long-as-the-rivers-flow-conference/

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Prayer Vigil for the Victims of Torture

On the night of June 26 to 27, to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (June 26), Christians around the world are committed to support through their prayers those suffering in the hands of torturers. Futher information can be found on this website:  www.nuitdesveilleurs.com .

Visit also the ACAT Canada website at: http://www.acatcanada.org/index_flash.htm

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24 Hours for Peace Present at the Social Forum for Peace

"The 24 Hours for World Peace vigil was launched to bring to the forefront both peace initiatives and the peacemakers behind them.

In order to stay closely connected to appeals for peace around the world, two members of our team will be joining hundreds of peacemakers in Social Forum Sarajevo from June 6-9th, 2014 to participate in the First World Thematic for Peace and Human Security, organized as part of the 2014 Sarajevo Peace Event commemorating the beginning of World War I."

Source: 24 Hours for Peace
http://24hoursforworldpeace.org/en

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First Hearing of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal

The first hearing of the Permanent  Peoples' Tribunal will take place in Montréal from May 29th to June 1st, 2014. This first hearing will be on Latin America. An event for socio-environmental justice and solidarity not to be missed !

The Tribunal is meant to be an instrument for research, visibility and exchange for peoples and communities affected by mining activities in Canada and abroad. Witnesses and experts will be invited to testify before  a jury composed of public figures from various countries and with diverse professional backgrounds and  expertise. It will be the first session of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal to be held in Canada. 

For more information, visit this website: 
http://www.tppcanada.org/audiences/seance-amerique-latine/?lang=en

To register online: http://www.tppcanada.org/registration/

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This Week

August 20, 2014: Centenary of the founding of the Society of Saint-Paul (1914-2014) by Blessed James Alberione.

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