Archbishop Miller and Bishop Plouffe visit the Philippines with Development and Peace delegation

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plouffemillerA delegation of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) August 16 - 26, 2014, is visiting projects supported by CCODP in Philippine communities that had been severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. The delegation includes: the Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., Archbishop of Vancouver; the Most Reverend Jean-Louis Plouffe, Bishop of Sault Ste. Marie; Mr. Pat Kennedy, President of the National Council of Development and Peace; Mr. Arthur Peters, Executive Director of Share Life of the Archdiocese of Toronto; Mrs. Fran Lucas, National Chairperson of Community Life of the Catholic Women's League of Canada; Sister Nida Fe Chavez, General Treasurer of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Toronto; and Dr. Patrick Fletcher, Senior Advisor for Theology and Social Doctrine with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). The group is accompanied by three staff from Development and Peace: Executive Director Mr. Michael Casey; Programs Officer Mr. Jess Agustin; and Communications Officer Ms. Kelly Di Domenico.

Link to the CCODP Media release 
Report from Dr. Patrick Fletcher about a visit to a CCODP partner helping to organize a Philippine community of residents who have been living in shanties (PDF)

Last Updated on Monday, August 18 2014  
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