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Delegation in Rome for CCCB Presidency’s Annual Visit

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holy see(CCCB-Ottawa)... A delegation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will be in Rome, from 6 to 15 December 2017, for the annual meetings of its Presidency with a number of dicasteries of the Holy See. The Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and CCCB President, is leading the delegation, which includes the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and CCCB Vice President, and Msgr. Frank Leo, Jr., CCCB General Secretary. One of the highlights of their visits will be a private audience with Pope Francis on 9 December.

While in Rome, the CCCB delegation will meet with numerous dicasteries of the Holy See. These will include the Secretariat of State, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Congregation for Bishops, the Congregation for Clergy, the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization. The delegation will likewise meet with representatives of the Canadian Pontifical College, Caritas Internationalis, the Canadian Ambassador to the Holy See, His Excellency Mr. Dennis Savoie, as well as Ms. Marianna Simeone at the Délégation du Québec in Rome.

The annual visit is an opportunity for the CCCB Presidency to share with the Holy Father and his collaborators on the work of the Bishops of Canada and about significant developments in the life of the Church. The principal areas of activities in which the CCCB is involved concern questions of ethical and moral issues, social justice, ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, consecrated life, and catechesis and evangelization.

Last Updated on Monday, December 04 2017  
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