Day: November 12, 2016

Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy is winding down

The Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis will end in a Mass on 20 NOV 2016 when Francis will elevate a number of men who he has approved to become cardinals. During this past year, Francis has taken one Friday each month to meet with a specific group of people in a jubilee celebration. Yesterday he met with over 6 thousand homeless folks at the Vatican in Paul VI Hall and asked them to forgive him.

The Brotherhood of St Andrew agrees to increase Episcopalian participation in the Boy Scouts of America

The photo above shows BSA Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh, on the left, and Brotherhood of St. Andrew President Jeff Butcher, shaking hands after signing a Memorandum of Understanding between their respective organizations on 17 OCT 2016. After the signing Jeff Butcher remarking, “This document pledges the Brotherhood to take several steps to strengthen our support of Scouting. We now have a formal seat at the table, along with other denominations.”