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Apostolic Administrator appointed for Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto

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Challita Emmanuel(CCCB – Ottawa)... The Most Reverend Emanuel Shaleta has been named Eparchial Bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego, California. At the time of his appointment, he was Bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto. The Most Reverend Francis Kalabat, Eparchial Bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, will now serve as Apostolic Administrator, sede vacante, for the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto.

Last Updated on Wednesday, August 09 2017

New Eparch for Syro-Malankara Eparchy of Saint Mary Queen of Peace for the USA and Canada

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Philipose Stephanos(CCCB - Ottawa) - His Holiness Pope Francis has given pontifical assent to the election by the Synod of Major Archbishops of the Syro-Malankara Church on 5 August 2017 of the Most Reverend Philipose Mar Stephanos Thattathil as Eparch of the Syro-Malankara Eparchy of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace for Syro-Malankara faithful in USA and Canada. At the time of his appointment, he was Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla, India. Bishop Stephanos succeeds the Most Reverend Thomas Mar Eusebius Naickamparambil who was elected, also with pontifical assent by the Synod as the first Bishop of the newly erected Eparchy of Parassala in India. Since January 2016, Bishop Eusebius was the first Eparch of the Eparchy of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace.

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 08 2017

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops will intervene in Supreme Court hearing on Trinity Western University Law School

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TWU-Visual(CCCB – Ottawa)... The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has been given leave by the Supreme Court of Canada to intervene in its hearing on whether lawyers educated by the Trinity Western University (TWU) Law School can be automatically barred by the two provincial law societies from practising law in British Columbia and Ontario. The two law societies claim TWU's admission policies are discriminatory because its faculty, staff and students are required to sign a Community Covenant which includes their agreement to refrain "from sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman."

Last Updated on Friday, August 04 2017

Minimum age for Canadian participants in 2019 World Youth Day

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Logo WYD 2019-webIn preparation for World Youth Day (WYD) 2019, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) wishes to remind WYD organizers that the recommended minimum age for Canadian youth participants in the Panama event is 18 years old, as was established for previous WYD celebrations in recent years. This decision follows a resolution that had been adopted by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO) in Spring 2014, supported by the CCCB Executive Committee, and recommended by the CCCB Permanent Council to Canadian dioceses and eparchies. The minimum age of 18 is to assist diocesan and eparchial delegations and other groups in ensuring the supervision and safety of youth participants. The 2019 WYD will be celebrated in Panama, 22 to 27 January 2019, on the theme "I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word" (Luke 1:30). As announced in February 2017, the CCCB has appointed Ms. Isabel Correa, Director of Youth Ministry at the Archdiocese of Montreal, as the National Coordinator for the Canadian delegation participating in WYD 2019.

Last Updated on Thursday, August 03 2017

New Bishop appointed for Saint-Hyacinthe

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rodembourg christian(CCCB – Ottawa)... His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend François Lapierre, P.M.É., as Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, and has appointed today as his successor Father Christian Rodembourg, M.S.A. At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was Pastor of the Co-Cathedral Saint Anthony of Padua in the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil. Bishop Lapierre has been Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe for the past 19 years. He had submitted his resignation to the Holy Father upon reaching the age of 75, as required by the Code of Canon Law.

Last Updated on Thursday, June 29 2017

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