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The Alpine Club of Canada has agreed to refund around half the rental fee to a group that booked a week-long adventure ski vacation at one of its remote B.C. huts.The settlement to repay almost $8,000, prompted by a lawsuit filed by the booking party, comes months after the ACC faced criticism for its refusal to provide a refund or deferral to another ski group that attempted to cancel their booking at the same cabin due to the pandemic.
Pope Francis had been on Lesbos five years ago. At that time he visited the camp Moria. Again, he warned that migration and escape causes would have to be better fought.
When visiting a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis has complained a globally fatal use of migration. The Mediterranean, for example, the "cradle of numerous civilizations", became the "cold cemetery without tombstones" and a "mirror of death," said the church head. "I ask you, let's stop this shipwreck of civilization," said the 84-year-old visibly moved.
Assembly of First Nations announces 13 delegates to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican
A chief and residential school survivor says he will be looking for justice and healing when he leads the Assembly of First Nations delegation to meet with Pope Francis next month at the Vatican. "We do this to seek true reconciliation," Norman Yakeleya, Assembly of First Nations regional chief for the Northwest Territories, said Thursday. "We pray to God, we pray that the Holy Father will do the right thing." On Thursday, the AFN announced 13 delegates, including Yakeleya, will be going to the Vatican from Dec. 14 to 21. Those chosen represent First Nations across the country and include residential school survivors and two youth delegates.
For a new beginning, it is important to see in the faces of the children, so the Pope, who had taken a lot of time to welcome the many adolescents in the camp. "Let us find the courage to be ashamed for you, who are innocent and mean the future," said the Pope in the presence of Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Walls and barbed wires are not a solution. At the same time Francis demanded a more comprehensive approach to combating escape causes.Pope criticizes migration policy repeatedly
Already. At that time he took three Muslim families from Syria from the camp Moria with in the Vatican. The camp was then destroyed at a fire in September 2020, then the provisional camp Mavrovouni was built.
In Cyprus, the small Catholic community in turmoil before the arrival of Pope
© AFP E scalier church repainted, choirs develop, update vaccinations Covid ...: the excitement reigns in communities Catholic and Cypriot Maronite where Pope Francis is expected Thursday. This two-day visit on the Mediterranean island, the second by a pope to Cyprus after the arrival of Benedict XVI in 2010, is eagerly awaited by some 25,000 members of the country most of the Catholic community of one million predominantly Orthodox (80%).
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After visiting Lesbos, Francis flew back to Athens. There he will celebrate the final fair of hisin the Megaron Concert Hall. In the evening there is another meeting with the Orthodox Archbishop of Athens and Greece, Hieronymos II., On the program. On Monday, the Pope goes back to Rome again.
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Today in Music History - Dec. 12 .
Today in Music History for Dec. 12: In 1792, 22-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven paid the equivalent of 19 cents for his first lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn in Vienna. Beethoven is viewed as one of the most important transitional figures between the Classical and Romantic eras of musical history. In 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, N.J. He began his career with the Harry James and Tommy Dorsey orchestras. His first million-seller, "All or Nothing at All," recorded with James in 1939, wasn't a hit until 1943, after he had left Dorsey for a solo career.