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21 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2016 Tuesday, December 13 2016
22 Interfaith letter supporting Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada Thursday, November 17 2016
23 Joint ecumenical and interfaith letter to Canadian delegates at COP22 climate change meeting Wednesday, November 16 2016
24 CCCB President's letter to Father Brian Swords of Scarboro Missions Thursday, November 10 2016
25 Joint statement on the Restoration of the Holy Sepulchre Monday, October 24 2016
26 Letter from CCCB President to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Monday, October 17 2016
27 Joint ecumenical letter to Government of Canada concerning UNRWA Tuesday, October 11 2016
28 CCCB President writes to President of the Episcopal Conference of Italy Wednesday, August 31 2016
29 CCCB President's letter to the Honourable Graydon Nicholas Wednesday, August 10 2016
30 President writes to the Episcopal Conference of France following recent tragedies in that country Thursday, July 28 2016
31 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 Monday, July 18 2016
32 Statement by CCCB President on the recent approval of Bill C-14 legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide Monday, June 27 2016
33 CCCB President writes to Bishop John Noonan of Orlando Tuesday, June 14 2016
34 Interfaith Statement on Palliative Care Tuesday, June 14 2016
35 Joint statement by the Primate of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Diocese of Canada and the President of the CCCB on the apostolic visit of Pope Francis to Armenia Friday, June 03 2016
36 Letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the situation in the Middle East Monday, April 18 2016
37 Statement on Bill C-14 by the CCCB Thursday, April 14 2016
38 Bishops of Canada welcome Post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia Friday, April 08 2016
39 Catholic responses to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 48 and questions regarding the “Doctrine of Discovery” Tuesday, March 29 2016
40 Statement by the CCCB on the announcement by the Government of Canada to close its Office of Religious Freedom Thursday, March 24 2016
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Canada’s oldest diocese, the Archdiocese of Quebec, was established in 1674. Most Reverend François de Laval was its first Bishop.