40 Years of Solidarity

Thursday, May 31 2007

40 yearsOn the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Development and Peace, Most Reverend André Gaumond, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), issued a pastoral message entitled “Communicating Christ’s Love through the Mission of Development and Peace”.

According to the Archbishop of Sherbrooke “None of us may ever know the full international impact that the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace has made. Nor will any of us likely ever know the ways in which 40 years of this labour have assisted families and communities in some of the most impoverished areas of the world. These achievements reflect something tangible about the reality of faith working through love, and ultimately God’s astonishing desire to use the human person as an instrument of his peace.”

D & POn the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of Development and Peace, Most Reverend André Gaumond, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), issued a pastoral message entitled “Communicating Christ’s Love through the Mission of Development and Peace”.

Last February, Archbishop Gaumond witnessed the extraordinary work of the organization founded by the Canadian Bishops in 1967 when he visited regions of Indonesia in reconstruction after being devastated by a tsunami in 2004.

As part of celebrations of the 40th anniversary, a mass will be presided by Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, Archbishop of Montreal, and celebrated, June 2 2007 at 5 p.m. at Saint-Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal.