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Special national collection to aid the population of the Philippines

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2013_philippines_haiyan_caritas(CCCB – Ottawa)… The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has joined with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) to prepare a first response and a plan of continuing aid for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The CCCB is asking that a special national collection be held before December 9, 2013 in the dioceses and parishes of Canada to support the massive relief effort it is mounting in collaboration with CCODP and other member organizations of the Caritas Internationalis family, to aid the population of Philippines in desperate need arising from this natural disaster.

Last Updated on Tuesday, November 12 2013

New Bishop for Paraguay originally from Canada

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Jubinville_Pierre_CSSp-2(CCCB – Ottawa)… His Holiness Pope Francis on November 6, 2013, named Father Pierre Jubinville, C.S.Sp., Bishop of San Pedro, Paraguay. At the time of his appointment he was stationed in Rome as first general assistant of his religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans).

Last Updated on Friday, November 08 2013

New Archbishop appointed for Winnipeg

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gagnon_rCCCB – Ottawa)… His Holiness Pope Francis today accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend V. James Weisgerber as Archbishop of Winnipeg, and named as his successor the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon. At the time of his appointment, the Archbishop-elect was Bishop of Victoria. Archbishop Weisgerber has been responsible for the Archdiocese for the past 13 years. He had offered his resignation to the Holy Father when reaching the age of 75, as required by the Code of Canon Law.


Message for the 2013 Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous People

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Ehtseo_EreyaThe National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on December 12 every year, on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, who appeared to a humble Aztec peasant, Saint Juan Diego, in Mexico in 1531. The Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council celebrates this day of prayer, solidarity and reconciliation by issuing an annual message honouring Indigenous people who have been inspired by their Catholic faith. This year, the Message is on ?ehtseo Ereya, a Dene prophet who preached the good news of Jesus.

Link to the 2013 Message

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 22 2013

Msgr. Mark Hagemoen appointed Bishop of Mackenzie – Fort Smith

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Hagemoen_Mark(CCCB – Ottawa)… His Holiness Pope Francis today appointed the Rev. Msgr. Mark Hagemoen, P.H., Bishop of Mackenzie – Fort Smith. At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was President of Corpus Christi and St. Mark’s Colleges, Vancouver. The new Bishop becomes the first Canadian episcopal appointment by Pope Francis.

The see of Mackenzie – Fort Smith has been vacant since December 6, 2012, when Pope Benedict XVI named its then Bishop, the Most Reverend Murray Chatlain, Archbishop of Keewatin – Le Pas and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Mackenzie – Fort Smith.

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 15 2013

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