“CCCB Place CECC” at World Youth Day 2002

Thursday, July 11 2002

(CCCB – Ottawa) – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will be present throughout World Youth Day 2002 in facilities at Exhibition Place in Toronto dubbed CCCB Place CECC.

CCCB Place CECC will be used as a gathering place for Canadian diocesan delegations as well as offer the services of the CCCB Secretariat. The facilities will be located in an area where other episcopal conferences from around the world have reception and information areas for their pilgrims.

The CCCB Secretariat will offer support services to the Bishops of Canada attending WYD 2002, and in particular to the members of the CCCB Executive Committee and Permanent Council, as hosts of WYD 2002.

The CCCB Secretariat will be headed up by General Secretary Msgr. Peter Schonenbach, Associate General Secretary Benoit Bariteau, Communications Service directors Sylvain Salvas and Deacon Bill Kokesch, Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations Director Sister Donna Geernaert, S.C., Jonas Abromaitis of the National Office for Religious Education, and Mrs. Louise Mainville and Mrs. Thérèse Dupuis of the CCCB General Secretariat.

Several young WYD volunteers will also be assisting at CCCB Place CECC.

In addition, CCCB Publications will also have an information booth at Exhibition Place.