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Decrees, Statements, Letters, Briefs

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) releases numerous official documents every year. Some are under the form of decrees, while others are public statements, pastoral letters, or briefs. Only a few documents published before 1996 are available online.

List of official documents by the CCCB in chronological order

CCCB President’s letter upon the death of Mr. Nelson Mandela


Monday, December 09 2013

The Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has sent a letter to the Most Reverend Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, on the death of Mr. Nelson Mandela. In his…

Letter of Sympathy and Prayers from CCCB President Following the Fire at the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton


Thursday, September 10 2020

The Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has written to the Most Rev. Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton, expressing his sorrow following the fire at the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton. Link to the letter

Statement of the CCCB Following the Tragic Event in Minneapolis


Monday, June 08 2020

Today, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) issued a statement in response to the tragic event of 25 May 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Link to the statement

Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace-Caritas Canada and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Issue Joint Statement


Monday, May 04 2020

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada (CCODP) released a joint statement following recently held working sessions to reach an agreement to implement the recommendations and specifications of the organizational analysis of CCODP commissioned by the Bishops, accepted…

Letter of Condolences from CCCB President With Regard to the Recent Tragedy in Nova Scotia


Wednesday, April 29 2020

The Most Rev. Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), has written to the Most Revv. Anthony Mancini and Brian J. Dunn, respectively Archbishop and Coadjutor-Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth. In his letter, Archbishop Gagnon conveys the sympathies and prayers of the Bishops of…

CCCB President Issues Letters Regarding Religious Persecution in Eritrea


Thursday, April 16 2020

The Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), recently issued two letters concerning continued religious persecution in Eritrea. The first letter was addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, the Hon. François-Philippe Champagne, M.P., P.C., to raise awareness…