A pilgrim prays on the steps outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on Oct. 10. A group of St. Nicholas pilgrims from Langley who were about to leave for Israel had to make a last-minute decision whether to continue with a truncated trip or stay home. (Debbie Hill/OSV News/BC Catholic)

Canadian pilgrims headed to Israel forced to make some tough choices

As anxiety and frustration grow among Canadians trying to get out of war-mobilized Israel, Maria Moreno is grateful she isn’t one of them. 

Fra’ John Dunlap, an Ottawa-born lawyer, is sworn in as the 81st prince and grand master of the Order of Malta. (Order of Malta photo)

Canadian lawyer named head of Order of Malta

A Canadian lawyer has been elected prince and 81st grand master of the Order of Malta, the first time a professed knight from the Americas has been chosen as head of the order. Fra’ John Dunlap, a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the New York State Bar, was sworn in on May 3 as head of the order. He will hold the office for 10 years.

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