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CCCB Annual Visit to Rome

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(CCCB – Ottawa) A delegation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) began a series of meetings in Rome today with officials from the Holy See.

CCCB President Bishop Jacques Berthelet, C.S.V., of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Vice President Archbishop Brendan O’Brien of St. John’s and General Secretary Msgr. Peter Schonenbach, P.H., are in Rome for the CCCB annual visit to meet with various officials from the Curia. This includes the Secretariat of State, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Congregation for Bishops, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Congregation for Catholic Education, Congregation for the Clergy, Pontifical Council for the Laity, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue.

The visit will conclude on Friday, November 15, with an audience with the Holy Father. These meetings permit open exchanges on a regular basis between the Canadian episcopal conference and the Roman Curia regarding common projects, preoccupations and challenges for the Catholic Church both in Canada and around the world.


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

 

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