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Open your hearts to the deafblind

March 27th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

World’s only deaf and blind priest calls on Catholics to show love to the visually and hearing impaired

The world’s only deaf and blind Catholic priest has called on the Church to open its heart to the visually and hearing impaired. During a visit to Scotland, Fr Cyril Axelrod said the Church must learn from those who are deaf and blind and said he was praying ‘for all the bishops and the Pope to open their hearts and show their love to deafblind people.’ The priest—a Catholic convert—was speaking in Lenzie Union Church Hall outside Glasgow at an event organised by charity Deafblind Scotland. Fr Axelrod spoke to the SCO via an interpreter using Hands-On Signing, where a deafblind person places their hands over the hands of a signer to enable them to follow the signing movements. Calling Fr Axelrod was born deaf in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1952 to Jewish parents. Unable to follow the service in his synagogue, he found a calling to become a Catholic priest and minister to... continue reading.

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  • SCIAF reports strong response to emergency appeal for Horn of Africa but underlines continuing great need
  • Hugh McLoughlin warns of hidden implications of recent attacks on Catholic education
  • Paisley pilgrims return for Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes
  • Christ the King and Sacred Heart churches, Grangemouth, bid to Nigerian priest Fr Michael Akintolu
  • Photo feature on retiring teachers from Catholic schools

 

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