Fourth Day of Virtual Plenary Assembly Concludes

Thursday, September 24 2020

Ottawa – Today, the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) reconvened the fourth day of the week-long virtual Plenary Assembly.

The Conference’s ongoing commitment to the national pastoral priority to renew, strengthen and reconcile the relationship between the Church in Canada and First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, was an important topic of discussion for the day’s gathering. Despite the delay in progress on some initiatives due to the health and safety restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bishops continued to build upon a new momentum for open and ongoing dialogue, as well as pastoral outreach to Indigenous Peoples on many levels.

A portion of the agenda was likewise set aside to elect the leadership on the national and sectoral Commissions, Standing Committees, and the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council.

The Plenary Assembly concludes tomorrow, Friday 25 September 2020.

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