Petition Started to Keep Pastor of Aboriginal Catholic Church in Edmonton – APTN

Petition Started to Keep Pastor of Aboriginal Catholic Church in Edmonton – APTN

by ahnationtalk on May 5, 2015389 Views

EDMONTON — A petition is circulating in Edmonton to keep a pastor who helps inner city First Nations, Metis and Inuit at his current location.

Pastor Jim Holland, 72, also known as Father Jim, is the head of the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples, the only Catholic church that has been declared an official national perish for First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples.

For 20 years, Holland has worked to bridge gaps between the church and the Aboriginal community.

“I have built up a trust and a relationship,” said Holland. “Most of these people think that I belong to them, like I’m part of their family, because I am.”

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2015/05/05/petition-started-keep-pastor-aboriginal-catholic-church-edmonton/

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