Two Canadian Couples to Attend World Family Meeting

Thursday, May 08 1997

OTTAWA — (CCCB) The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops will be sending two Canadian couples to the Second World Meeting with the Holy Father to be held October 4th and 5th in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Sharon and Robert Harland of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Louise Couture and her husband Luc Chapleau of Roxboro, Quebec have been chosen by the CCCB Executive Committee.

Mrs. Harland is a national executive member of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada (CWL), and a member of the board of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF). The Roxboro couple are actively involved in marriage preparation in the Archdiocese of Montreal. Louise Couture is also a psychotherapist specializing in work with couples and families.

This meeting of the Pope with families will be preceded October 1st to 3rd in Rio by a theological and Pastoral Congress whose theme is The Family: Gift and Commitment, Hope for Humanity. Both events will end with a festive meeting with the Holy Father with testimonies from families at Maracana Stadium followed by a Eucharistic Celebration in Aterro do Flamengo, in the heart of Rio, presided by His Holiness Pope John Paul II.