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CCCB Letter to the Archbishop of Montreal Concerning Eastern Canada Ice Storm

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His Eminence Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte
Archbishop of Montreal
President
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
2000 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, PQ
H3H 1G4

Dear Cardinal Turcotte:

On behalf of the members of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, I extend our prayers and sympathies to you and the bishops as well as the people of Southern Quebec and the Outaouais, Eastern Ontario and those parts of Atlantic Canada who have been hard hit by the recent winter storm and power outages.

The deaths that have occurred, the grieving and losses, the disruption of services, the evacuation of homes, the innumerable personal and communal sufferings and inconveniences, as well as economic and social costs, will certainly be felt for many months to come.

The people affected are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Dioceses, parishes, religious communities and Church organizations across Canada, plus many individual faithful on their own behalf, will be sending material and financial assistance, either in cooperation with the Canadian Red Cross or through other agencies.

May God give comfort, strength, hope and healing to those who are afflicted and suffering in this difficult moment.

Fraternally in Christ,

+Gerald Wiesner, OMI
Bishop of Prince George
Vice President
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops


For More Information Contact:
Deacon William Kokesch
Director, Communications Service

 

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