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Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic Appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Canada

Saturday, June 05 2021

Today, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Ivan Jurkovic as the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada. At the time of his appointment, Archbishop Jurkovic was the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva and Other International Organizations, the Permanent Observer to the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Representative of the Holy See to the International…

New Canadian Reporting System for Sexual Abuse or Cover-up by a Catholic Bishop furthers the commitment of the Catholic Church in Canada to protect minors and vulnerable persons from sexual abuse

Thursday, May 06 2021

Ottawa – Today, the Bishops of Canada launch a national, bilingual service for reporting situations of sexual abuse either committed or covered-up by a Bishop. This service furthers their commitment to responsibility, accountability and transparency in matters of clergy sexual abuse and their commitment to facilitate healing and justice for victims-survivors. The Canadian Reporting System for Sexual Abuse or Cover-up by a Catholic Bishop is…

New Bishop Appointed for the Diocese of Prince Albert

Thursday, March 25 2021

His Holiness Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Albert Thévenot, M. Afr., as the Bishop of the Diocese of Prince Albert, and today appointed his successor, Father Stephen Hero. At the time of his appointment, Father Hero was the Rector of St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton. Bishop Thévenot has been the Bishop of Prince Albert for the past 13 years. He submitted…

Episcopal Resignation for the Diocese of Charlottetown

Thursday, March 04 2021

Today, His Holiness Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Richard Grecco, after 12 years as the Bishop of the Diocese of Charlottetown. Bishop Grecco submitted his resignation upon reaching the age limit of 75, as stipulated by Canon 401 of the Code of Canon Law. Bishop Grecco was born on 4 March 1946, in St. Catharines, Ontario. He earned a Bachelor of…