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Francis at the monastery of ‘Khor Virap’

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis ended his three day Apostolic journey to Armenia, his 14th abroad with a visit to ‘Khor Virap’ monastery at the foot of  Mount Ararat. A significant site linked to the conversion of  this nation to Christianity.

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Pope Francis in Armenia: May we hasten to Christian unity

In a discourse at the conclusion of an Oriental Orthodox celebration of the Divine Liturgy in Etchmiadzin, Pope Francis spoke of his “unforgettable” 3 day visit to Armenia and prayed for full unity among Christian Churches without "submission" or "assimilation"

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Father Mark Uhlenkott's Ordaination


On June 9 in St. John Cathedral, Bishop Peter F. Christensen celebrated a Mass of ordination for Father Mark W. Uhlenkott.

He has been assigned to serve at Our Lady of the Valley in Caldwell beginning July 1.

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Click here to see the Idaho Catholic Register article. 


Jubilee of Mercy 

Merciful like the Father

Pope Francis has proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy as a special time for the Church “to make more evident its mission to be a witness of mercy.” Only the third special jubilee in Church history, this year will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people’s real needs with concrete assistance, and to experience and recognize with gratitude the mercy of God in our own lives.   

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Father Mark W. Uhlenkott is ordained a priest June 9
pages 1,8,9,10 and 16

Bishop Peter offers his new priest some advice
page 2

ICR wins six national awards
page 5


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