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

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

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

- Ordering information 

- Introduction and Guide to the Book of Gospels 

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

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

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6- Statement on Assisted Suicide issued by the Plenary Assembly

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

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8- Resolution by the Catholic Bishops of Canada on Refugees

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Last Updated on Wednesday, September 30 2015  
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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.