In Rio, a white dove for a late cardinal

God is great, but that doesn’t stop Him from working in small ways. And maybe He did so at the funeral Mass for Cardinal de Araújo Sales in Rio de Janeiro, yesterday. For more than an hour, a white dove was on or near the glass-topped casket, even as it was carried in procession among throngs of faithful.

Make of it what you will…

Photo credit: AP Photo/Felipe Dana


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I'm a 37-year-old lay Catholic from the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden. I write about the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. I not only enjoy bringing selected developments to the attention of readers, but I also think that it is sometimes important to allow a wider audience to read about the state of the Church in the Netherlands. That's why a fair number of posts about that topic will be translations of Dutch articles, episcopal writings and whatever else.

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