CCCB President’s letter regarding the ethical and moral implications of projects involving the extractive industries in Latin America

Thursday, March 19 2015
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durocheThe Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has sent a letter to the President of the Episcopal Council of Latin America (CELAM), the Most Reverend Carlo Aguíar Retes, Archbishop of Tlalnepantla, Mexico. The letter from Archbishop Durocher is an expression of solidarity by all the Bishops in Canada with CELAM in its appearance today, March 19, 2015, in Washington, D.C. before a tribunal of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) regarding the ethical and moral implications of projects involving the extractive industries in Latin America.

The letter of support has been approved by the CCCB Executive Committee on the recommendation of the CCCB Commission for Justice and Peace. The Most Reverend Donald Bolen, Bishop of Saskatoon and Chairman of the Justice and Peace Commission, is present in Washington for the tribunal hearing as a further expression of the solidarity of the CCCB with the Bishops of Latin America.

Link to the CCCB President's letter (PDF)

Last Updated on Thursday, March 19 2015