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Letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs on the situation of Christians in various countries of the Middle East and Africa

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crosbyRabbi Frydman Kohl-webThe Canadian Rabbinic Caucus and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) have written a joint letter to the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, regarding the situation of Christians in various countries of the Middle East and Africa. The letter has been signed by the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the CCCB, and by one of the three Co Chairs of the Caucus, Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl. In their letter, they state that "while we recognize that many religious and ethnic communities are subjected to prejudice in various countries, many observers have noted in recent years that Christians experience religious persecution more than any other faith group on a global scale and in absolute numbers."

Last Updated on Wednesday, December 16 2015 Read more...
 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2015

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crosbyDear friends,

Goodness abounds!

This Christmas, as a counterpoint to the destructive forces of misery and terror that we have witnessed these past months, we must not forget that goodness abounds! More than not forgetting, let us be ready to point it out when we see it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, December 23 2015 Read more...
 

Letter from the CCCB President to the Minister for the Environment and Climate Change

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I would like to congratulate you on your appointment as Minister for the Environment and Climate Change. On behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Canada, I assure you of our prayers and our earnest hope to be able to collaborate with you and with all the Government of Canada.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, November 24 2015
 

CCCB President writes to Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris

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The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has sent a letter conveying condolences and prayers to His Eminence André Cardinal Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, following the tragic attacks that occurred in Paris, November 13, 2015. In his letter, Bishop Crosby writes that, in union with Pope Francis, Cardinal Vingt-Trois and the other Bishops of France, "we join our voices with those of other religious leaders who remind the world that peace, respect for the human person, and integral human development remain essential criteria for all religions and their faithful."

Last Updated on Tuesday, November 17 2015 Read more...
 

Letter of congratulations to Mr. Justin Trudeau on becoming Prime Minister of Canada

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crosbyThe Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has written a congratulatory letter to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau on the day he is being sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada, November 4, 2015. In his letter, Bishop Crosby assures the Prime Minister of the prayers of the Catholic Bishops of the country and their "hope to collaborate with you and all the members of your Cabinet on issues of importance for the common good of the citizens of our country and of the international community." Among the issues of common concern, the President of the CCCB refers to climate change; the Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; the refugee crisis; the conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, as well as Ukraine; and the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, November 04 2015
 
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