CCCB Message to the New Prime Minister of Canada

Sunday, February 05 2006

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Langevin Building
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister:

On behalf of all members of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, I wish to congratulate you on your election as leader of the new Government of Canada.

We are aware of the heavy responsibilities you have as Prime Minister, but we are also confident that the mandate given to you will be well served.

We are pleased with the attention you have given to date to matters dealing with respect to life and human dignity. As pastors, we are particularly concerned with making positive contributions toward a better world where there is peace, justice and equality, we thank your government in advance for the efforts it will make in this regard.

In asking the Lord to bless you and give you strength in performing your duties, we assure you of our fraternal prayers.

Please accept, Mr. Prime Minister, my respectful and devoted regards.


+ André Gaumond
Archbishop of Sherbrooke
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

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