Pontifical Canadian College marks 125th anniversary

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College pontifical canadienHistorian John Zucchi of McGill University, author of The Pontifical Canadian College: An Enduring Ttradition, 125 Years of History, was interviewed by Laura Ieraci of Vatican Radio on February 26, 2014. His book is being launched today, February 28, in Rome, as part of a series of events for the 125th anniversary of the Pontifical Canadian College. The former Archbishop of Québec, His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, will attend the book launch. The College's 125th anniversary year was launched in March 2013 with the visit of the Governor-General of Canada, the Honorable David Johnston, who was in Rome for the inauguration of Pope Francis' pontificate. The celebrations marking this anniversary year will close in June 2014 with a special Mass at the Church of the Canadian Martyrs in Rome. His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, and His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of the Church in Canada, will both officiate.

Link to the interview 
Link to an overview of the College' history (PDF)

Last Updated on Friday, February 28 2014  
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Canada’s oldest diocese, the Archdiocese of Quebec, was established in 1674. Most Reverend François de Laval was its first Bishop.