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The Most Reverend V. James Weisgerber honoured

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The Most Reverend V. James Weisgerber was awarded a Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Causa) degree on November 7, 2010, by St. John’s Anglican College of the University of Manitoba.

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Archbishop James Weisgerber with the Chancellor of St. John’s College, the Right Rev. Donald Phillips.

Dr. Janet Hoskins, Warden and Vice-Chancellor of St. John’s College, noted the following about the service which Archbishop Weisgerber has contributed: “a long history of dedicated ministry to the people of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, including a strong ecumenical focus; his work in “the reconciliation of aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba,” and his role in helping to organize “the historic encounter in Rome between the Pope and a delegation of former students at residential schools, which went so far in helping to address the deep concerns of the aboriginal community.”

The President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), Bishop Pierre Morissette , has sent a letter of congratulations to Archbishop Weisgerber on behalf of all the Bishops of Canada.

Last Updated on Thursday, November 18 2010  
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