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CELAM celebrates 20th anniversary of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for America

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jodoinAs part of its 34th General Assembly, the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM) will highlight the 20th anniversary of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for America and the 10th anniversary of CELAM's Aparecida meeting. The Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean will be meeting in San Salvador, El Salvador, 9 to 12 May 2017. The Most Reverend Daniel Jodoin, Bishop of Bathurst, will represent the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). He has been invited to speak on two topics: Aparecida's Concluding Document and its pertinence for Canada, and the Canadian reception of the Synod of America and its ensuing Apostolic Exhortation, Ecclesia in America.

Last Updated on Monday, May 08 2017

Catholic Bishops of Canada invited to consecrate Canada to the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Consecration Canada to Mary-Web(CCCB – Ottawa)... The Bishops of Canada are invited to consecrate the country to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary as part of the celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Each Bishop is invited to consecrate his individual diocese or eparchy on 1 July 2017 or at another date thereabouts that might better suit the local pastoral situation. Similarly, a Bishop may choose to invite pastors to consecrate their specific parish or mission as part of the celebrations marking the anniversary of Confederation.

Last Updated on Friday, October 20 2017

Pope Francis makes Apostolic Visit to Egypt

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Pope Francis in EgyptHis Holiness Pope Francis will be travelling to Egypt, April 28-29, 2017, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Egypt, His Excellency Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; His Holiness Tawadros II, Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church; Sheik Ahmed Mohamed al-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University; and His Beatitude Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak, Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Mr. Gregory Joseph Burke, has remarked that the visit has a threefold purpose: a pastoral dimension directed to the local Catholic Churches; an ecumenical dimension, to be in solidarity with the broader Christian communities, focusing particularly on the Coptic Orthodox Church; and an inter-religious dimension, to dialogue with the Muslim people of Egypt.

Last Updated on Thursday, April 27 2017

Appointment of new Bishop for Peterborough

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miehm(CCCB – Ottawa)... His Holiness Pope Francis today named the Most Reverend Daniel J. Miehm Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough. At the time of his appointment, he was Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton. Bishop Miehm succeeds the Most Reverend William Terrence McGrattan who was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary on 4 January 2017. Since his installation as Bishop of Calgary this past 27 February, Bishop McGrattan serves also as Apostolic Administrator of Peterborough until the installation of the new Bishop.

Last Updated on Monday, April 03 2017

Bishops of Canada make their "Ad Limina" visits to Rome in 2017

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(CCCB – Ottawa)... In 2017, Canada's Catholic Bishops of the Latin Rite, as well as the Eparchial Bishops and Apostolic Exarchs of the Eastern Catholic Churches whose Sees are based in Canada, will travel to Rome for their Ad Limina visits to the Holy See. Beginning 13 March and ending 12 May, the Bishops will attend in four different groups, based on their participation in the Regional Episcopal Assemblies of the country. Although traditionally scheduled every five years, the last Ad Limina visit for the Bishops of Canada was in 2006.

Last Updated on Wednesday, March 01 2017

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