Photos of the CCCB Presidency’s 2011 Annual Visit to the Roman dicasteries

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AnnualVisit2011_01Since November 3, the Presidency of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is in Rome for the annual meetings with the Congregations and other offices of the Holy See. The CCCB delegates are the recently elected President Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, Vice President Archbishop-elect Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau, and General Secretary Msgr. Patrick Powers, P.H. Their visit included a private audience with the Holy Father on November 7. Meetings have been planned with 27 offices of the Curia which assist the Holy Father in the governance of the universal Church. You can access these photos on the CCCB Website.

Photo captions:
1. Cardinal Levada – Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 2. Cardinal Ravasi – Pontifical Council for Culture, 3. Cardinal Ouellet – Congregation for Bishops, 4. Cardinal Antonelli – Pontifical Council for the Family, 5. Archbishop Filoni – Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples, 6. Archbishop Celli – Pontifical Council for Social Communications, 7. Cardinal Bertone – Secretary of State, 8. Cardinal Koch – Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, 9. Cardinal Sarah – Pontifical Council "Cor Unum", 10. Cardinal Turkson - Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 11. Archbishop Smith with Ambassador Anne Leahy, 12. Archbishop-elect Durocher with Ambassador Anne Leahy, 13. Archbishop Fisichella – Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, 14. Archbishop Becciù - Sostituto of the Secretariat of State, 15. Cardinal Amato – Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, 16. Dinner at the Apostolic Nunciature to Italy – Msgr. Lucca Lorusso, 17. Archbishop Bráz de Aviz  - Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, 18. Archbishop Coccopalmerio – Pontifical Council for Interpretation of Legislative Texts, 19. Archbishop Marini – Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, 20. Cardinal Piacenza – Congregation for Clergy, 21. Cardinal Sandra – Congregation for Oriental Churches, 22. Cardinal Canizares - Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Photos: © Concacan Inc., 2011
Photo album courtesy The Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher

Last Updated on Tuesday, November 15 2011  
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