Holy Father confirms names of CCCB members elected to the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

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In its edition of June 16, 2015, the Vatican Information Service has announced that the Holy Father has confirmed the names of the four members of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) elected as delegates to the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops as well as of the two substitutes. The names of the Canadian delegates and substitutes are, from the French Sector, the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the CCCB, and the Most Reverend Noël Simard, Bishop of Valleyfield; the substitute is the Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and Co-Treasurer. From the English Sector, the delegates are His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, and the Most Reverend Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton; the substitute is the Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., Archbishop of Vancouver. In 2014, Archbishop Durocher was the only Bishop from Canada to participate in the Extraordinary Synod on the Family as CCCB President.

The 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod will meet this coming October 4-25 on the theme "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and in the Contemporary World". The Holy See will issue the Instrumentum Laboris in the coming weeks.

Last Updated on Wednesday, June 17 2015  
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On January 13th 2010, Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen became Canada’s first Catholic Bishop of East Asian descent. He is the great-grandson of a Vietnamese Martyr.