On Sunday, September 4, 2016, Pope Francis officially made Blessed Teresa of Calcutta a Saint of the Catholic Church. The canonization and Holy Mass from St Peter's was streamed live on the Vatican YouTube channel. You can see photos from the Mass here.
On Saturday, March 19, 2016, on the Feast of St Joseph, Bishop Teemu Sippo SCJ founded the St Joseph's Parish in Kuopio, bringing the number of Catholic parishes in Finland to eight. Father Francisco Garcia was installed as Parish Priest at St Joseph's and father Matthew Azzopardi is a priest in the parish.
For photos from the Bishop's Mass in Kuopio, please click here. The Church of St Joseph was consecrated as a Catholic church on May 3, 2014.
Bishop Teemu Sippo SCJ at St Joseph's Church, Kuopio, on the Feast of St Joseph 2016.
The Jubilee of Mercy began on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015. In Rome Pope Francis opened the Holy Door of St Peter's and in Helsinki Bishop Teemu Sippo SCJ celebrated a festive Mass at St Henry's Cathedral. On Sunday, December 13, the Cathedral's Door of Mercy was also opened.
Pope Francis opens the Door of Mercy at St Peter's. Photo: Screengrab from the webcast on the Vatican's YouTube channel.
Bishop Teemu Sippo SCJ and Father Marco Pasinato, Parish Priest of St Henry's Cathedral Parish, outside the Door of Mercy at St Henry's Cathedral, Helsinki. For more photos go to St Henry's website. Photo: St Henry's Cathedral Parish