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Public statements, letters and information from Bishops of Canada during their 2015 annual Plenary Assembly

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During their 2015 annual Plenary Assembly, 14-18 September 2015, in Cornwall, Ontario, the Bishops of Canada issued a number of public statements, letters and information. Among the issues addressed are a statement on assisted suicide,  a statement of support for the joint fundraising campaign for Syrian refugees by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, CNEWA Canada, and Aid to the Church in Need Canada, a joint statement by the Presidents of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Canadian Religious Conference to mark the Year of Consecrated Life, and a letter from the President to the Holy Father on behalf of the Bishops gathered in Plenary Assembly.

1- Letter from the President to the Holy Father

- English: http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/Letter_to_Pope_Francis.pdf 
- French: http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/Lettre_au_pape_Francois.pdf 

2- Salt + Light video, "We Remember - Nous Nous Souvenons: 50th Anniversary of Closing of Vatican II"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=18&v=ianRtCJL0Oo 

3- Launching of CCCB English-language edition of the Book of Gospels

- Ordering information
https://esubmitit.sjpg.com/cccb/index.aspx?component=ProductDetails&id=182-328 

- Introduction and Guide to the Book of Gospels
http://nlo.cccb.ca/images/stories/BoG_print_brochure.pdf 

4- Joint message by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the President of the Canadian Religious Conference Celebrating and giving thanks for the gift of consecrated life / Célébrons et rendons grâce au don de la vie consacrée

- English: http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/184-905_en.pdf
- French: http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/184-905_fr.pdf 

5- Statement "Bishops of Canada endorse and support joint fundraising campaign for Syrian refugees by Development & Peace, CNEWA Canada and ACN Canada"

- English: http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/CCCB_statement_on_joint_campaign_for_Syrian_refugees_-_EN.pdf
- French http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/CCCB_statement_on_joint_campaign_for_Syrian_refugees_-_FR.pdf 

6- Statement on Assisted Suicide issued by the Plenary Assembly

- English: http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/Statement_on_assisted_suicide_-_september_2015_-_EN.pdf
- French: http://www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/Statement_on_assisted_suicide_-_september_2015_-_FR.pdf 

7- News releases issued by the CCCB during the 2015 Plenary Assembly

- English: http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/members/annual-plenary-assemblies/282
- French: http://www.cccb.ca/site/frc/membres/assemblees-plenieres-annuelles/282 

8- Resolution by the Catholic Bishops of Canada on Refugees

- English (PDF)
- French (PDF) 

Last Updated on Wednesday, September 30 2015  
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On January 13th 2010, Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen became Canada’s first Catholic Bishop of East Asian descent. He is the great-grandson of a Vietnamese Martyr.