B.C. churches remain spared as wildfires spread

Wildfires wreaking devastation across British Columbia and the Northwest Territories appear to have spared Catholic churches, though the same can’t be said about numerous other buildings.

St. Matthew’s parishioners Kathleen Furtado (right) and Vanessa Potusek (middle) exchange one of 100 Plastic Bank rosaries, made from recycled ocean plastic, with a fellow pilgrim from Venezuela. (Contributed photo)

Vancouver rosaries made from ocean plastic shine at World Youth Day

In a blend of faith and environmental activism, World Youth Day pilgrims from Vancouver gifted rosaries crafted from recycled ocean plastic to other travellers in Lisbon, Portugal, to spotlight the dual themes of religious devotion and ecological stewardship. 100 rosaries were distributed by pilgrims from various Vancouver Catholic parishes, including Christ the Redeemer Parish in...

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