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November 22, 2016

On November 9, I woke up in a hotel bed in New York City, after all-day meetings the day before. I had fallen asleep with the TV on. It was about 4am, and even without my glasses, I could see the huge red announcement. I soon realized...

October 25, 2016

Migrants look at burning makeshift shelters and tents in the “Jungle” on the third day of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, as part of the dismantlement of the camp in Calais, France, Oct. 26. Photo: REUTERS/...

July 22, 2016

You know, God, that I am tired, I am sick and tired, of regularly writing these reflections. I do so because I am bishop for these lands. My heart goes out once again to a city battered and mauled by a kid with a gun. A few days ago,...

November 14, 2015

[Episcopal News Service] Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe has issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. November 14, 2015 How can we pray this prayer...

March 20, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] It was a beautiful day in Rome. A million people, from heads of states to beggars, basked in the sunlight, as military and television helicopters flew in circles above us. A hundred national flags flapped above...

February 14, 2013

Statement on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI by the Rt. Rev. Pierre Whalon, bishop in charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe We should salute the courageous decision of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI de retire and...

November 29, 2009

The Vatican, through its Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has just released the norms for the integration of Anglicans in Roman Catholic dioceses, with their own Anglican-style rites and non-geographic jurisdictions. Cardinal...