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Development and Peace / Caritas Canada undertakes observer mission to the Middle East

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Caritas Lebanon-1-webFollowing an invitation by the Bishops in the Middle East, a delegation organized by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace / Caritas Canada (CCODP) is visiting projects it supports in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. The visits are part of an observer mission, 29 January to 9 February 2017. The delegation includes: the Most Reverend Ken Nowakowski, Ukrainian Eparchial Bishop of New Westminster, B.C., and member of the Standing Committee for Development and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB); the Most Reverend Raymond Poisson, Bishop of Joliette and member of the CCCB Permanent Council and the CCCB Commission for Justice and Peace; Mrs. Hélène Tremblay-Boyko, Vice President of the National Council of Development and Peace; and Mr. Kyle Ferguson, the CCCB Advisor for Ecclesial and Interfaith Relations. The group is accompanied by Mr. Gilio Brunelli, Director of International Programs with Development and Peace.

Last Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2017 Read more...
 

CCCB requests the liturgical memorial of Saint Teresa of Calcutta be inscribed in the General Roman Calendar

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Saint Teresa of CalcuttaIn a letter addressed to His Eminence Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has petitioned the Congregation for the liturgical memorial of Saint Teresa of Calcutta to be inserted into the General Roman Calendar, in view of its being observed annually on 5 September, the anniversary of her death. The request was made following a unanimous decision by the CCCB Permanent Council. In his letter, the CCCB President notes how "our country was deeply touched by the life, the faith and the example of Mother Teresa" as well as highlighting various events and references which show how she has made a worldwide impact.

Link to the letter of Bishop Crosby (PDF)

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 31 2017
 

Fifty years of occupation demands action - Statement of the Coordination of Bishops’ Conferences in support of the Church in the Holy Land

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Holy Land 2017-1For fifty years the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza have languished under occupation, violating the human dignity of both Palestinians and Israelis. This is a scandal to which we must never become accustomed.

Our Coordination has called for justice and peace every year since 1998, yet the suffering continues. So this call must get louder. As Bishops we implore Christians in our home countries to recognise our own responsibility for prayer, awareness and action.

Last Updated on Thursday, January 19 2017 Read more...
 

Annual meeting of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church in Holy Land

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Holy Land 2016-1From 14 to 19 January, 2017, the Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and Vice President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), will participate in the annual meeting of the Coordination of Episcopal Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land. The meeting's themes of this year will include migrants, dialogue and peace process. This annual international gathering involves representatives from Conferences of Bishops in Europe and North America who meet with the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (AOCTS). Bishop Gendron will be accompanied by Mr. Carl Hétu, National Director of CNEWA-Canada.

Last Updated on Thursday, January 12 2017 Read more...
 

New Bishop appointed for Calgary

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mcgrattan(CCCB – Ottawa)... His Holiness Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Frederick B. Henry as Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary and has appointed today as his successor the Most Reverend William Terrence McGrattan. At the time of his appointment, Bishop McGrattan was Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough. Bishop Henry has been Bishop of Calgary for the past 19 years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, January 04 2017 Read more...
 


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