Pastoral Letter by Canadian Council of Churches on Welcoming Refugees

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The Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) has issued a pastoral letter on welcoming refugees. The text was prepared by the CCC Governing Board and has been signed by its President, the Reverend Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan. In her letter, the CCC President states that "we are called to put our faith and hope into action and to meet the needs of the oppressed and vulnerable by reflecting our own experience of God's love for us. God's Word directs us into paths of hospitality and invites us to welcome the stranger." The delegates of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) on the Governing Board are the Most Reverend Daniel Bohan, Archbishop of Regina, and the Most Reverend Noël Simard, Bishop of Valleyfield, as well as Msgr. Frank Leo, Jr. C.S.S., CCCB General Secretary, or his representative. The Most Reverend Ronald P. Fabbro, C.S.B., Bishop of London, serves on the CCC Executive as one of the Council's three Vice Presidents.

Link to the pastoral letter

Last Updated on Thursday, December 03 2015  
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