Current Announcements

2020 Message to mark the Sikh celebration of Guru Nanak Prakash Diwas

Friday, November 20 2020

The Most Reverend Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, MCCJ, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has issued a message to mark the birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. The text is entitled “Christians and Sikhs: Nurturing a Culture of Hope in Pandemic Times”. This year's celebration is being held today, 30 November. Link to the Message

2020 Message to Mark the Hindu Celebration of Deepavali

Friday, November 13 2020

His Eminence Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J., President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, issued the annual message to mark the Hindu celebration of Deepavali, entitled "Christians and Hindus: Rekindling Positivity and Hope during the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond". Deepavali (also called Diwali) celebrates the victory of truth over falsehood, light over darkness, life over death, good over evil. The celebrations last three…

Letter of Condolences to the Bishop of Nice Following the Recent Tragedy in France

Friday, October 30 2020

The Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), addressed a letter to His Excellency the Most Reverend André Marceau, Bishop of Nice, conveying the sympathies and prayers of the Bishops of Canada following the tragedy that occurred yesterday, Thursday 29 October, in Nice. Link to the letter

Life and Family Suggestions for Homilies and Prayers of the Faithful During November 2020

Wednesday, October 28 2020

Even during a time of social isolation because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Sunday liturgy continues to offer nourishment for prayer and reflection during the whole week – whether we are meditating on the readings, or participating in a television broadcast of the Mass and making a spiritual Communion. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) continues to post possible homily ideas and prayers of…