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Aid to the Church in Need – Red Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Monday, November 16 2020

As part of the work of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops' (CCCB) Commission for Justice and Peace, the Bishops of Canada identified a need to draw attention to the plight of the world's persecuted Christians. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is Catholic and Pontifical organization concerned with the poor, oppressed or persecuted communities. Currently, more than 300 million of the world's Christians…

CCCB Submits Brief on Bill C-7 to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Thursday, November 12 2020

On 9 November 2020, in response to the meetings of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights to study Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) submitted a Brief reinforcing its serious concerns regarding Bill C-7 and the steadfast opposition of the Catholic Bishops of Canada to euthanasia…

Bishop Appointed for the Diocese of Sault Ste-Marie

Thursday, October 22 2020

Today, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Thomas Dowd Bishop of the Diocese of Sault Ste-Marie. At the time of his appointment, Bishop Dowd was serving as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Montréal. Bishop Dowd will assume the pastoral governance of the Diocese currently under the care of Monsignor Jean-Paul É. Jolicoeur, H.P., who has been its Diocesan Administrator following the appointment…

Apostolic Administrator Appointed for the Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius for Slovaks of the Byzantine rite in Canada

Wednesday, October 21 2020

On Tuesday 20 October 2020, the Congregation for Eastern Churches announced that Pope Francis had accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Marian Andrej Pacák, C.Ss.R., from the pastoral governance of the Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius for Slovaks of the Byzantine rite in Canada. The Holy Father appointed the Most Reverend Kurt R. Burnette, Eparchial Bishop of the Byzantine-Rutherian Eparchy of Passaic (USA)…