Special web site to celebrate 375 years of Catholic presence in Montreal

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375 Montreal-logoTo highlight and celebrate the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal in 2017, the Archdiocese of Montreal has developed a new website (for now in French only) outlining the Catholic presence in the life of Montreal since its foundation. The web site which will soon also be available in English provides information on the religious history, activities for the 375th anniversary, as well as sections for news and multimedia with historical photos and a series of videos in French entitled "Sur les traces des pionniers" ("In the footsteps of the pioneers"). On 8 December 2016, the Most Reverend Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, released a pastoral letter for the 375th anniversary. Entitled "In the Name of Jesus", the pastoral letter highlights "the spiritual dimension of our city's origins and its history". The letter is available in English and in French, as well as in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Polish, and Creole.

Link to the website 
Link to the pastoral letter by Archbishop Lépine

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 17 2017  
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