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CCCB President writes to President of the Episcopal Conference of Italy

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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 Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa and President of the Italian Episcopal Conference following the August 24 earthquake impacting towns in the dioceses of Rieti, Spoleto-Norcia, and Ascoli Piceno, and leaving close to 300 dead. In his letter, Bishop Crosby assures the prelates and indeed all the faithful in Italy of the closeness in faith and fervent prayers of the Bishops and all the faithful of Canada.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, August 31 2016
 

CCCB President's letter to the Honourable Graydon Nicholas

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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 of congratulations to the Honourable Graydon Nicholas, former Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, for his appointment to the Order of Canada announced on June 30, 2016, by the Governor General of Canada. In his letter, Bishop Crosby thanked him for his dedicated service to the Kingdom of God and to God's people. "I think particularly of your faithful work over the years as a member of the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council as well as of the Knights of Columbus."

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Last Updated on Wednesday, August 10 2016
 

President writes to the Episcopal Conference of France following recent tragedies in that country

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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 the Most Reverend Georges Pontier, Archbishop of Marseille and President of the Bishop's Conference of France, following the recent tragedies that have occurred in France: the attack on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice during celebrations of France's national holiday, and more recently the killing of Father Jacques Hamel, together with the assault on two Sisters and a group of parishioners perpetrated at the church in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray during Mass.

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Last Updated on Thursday, July 28 2016
 

Joint statement by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs on the visit of Pope Francis to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

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rsz shimon2011colorcrosbyOttawa, ON – Today, His Holiness Pope Francis will visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. The Pope's visit is an important occasion to recall the terrible consequences of hatred and indifference in the world. This will mark the third papal visit to the infamous site, following in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The visit is in keeping with the papal record over the past half century of fostering Catholic-Jewish ties and speaking out against antisemitism, as well as other forms of hatred, intolerance, terrorism, and modern manifestations of genocide.

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Statement by CCCB President on the recent approval of Bill C-14 legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide

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Bishop Crosby Plénière 2015The recent approval of Bill C-14, which legalizes euthanasia and assisted suicide in our country, stands as an appalling landmark decision to the utter failure of government, and indeed all society, to care truly, authentically and humanely for the suffering and vulnerable in our midst.

Last Updated on Monday, June 27 2016 Read more...
 


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