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The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity Releases Guidebook: “The Bishop and Christian Unity: An Ecumenical Vademecum”

Friday, December 11 2020

On Friday 4 December 2020, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity released a guidebook (vademecum) to encourage and assist Bishops in their ecumenical ministry. The resource, entitled “The Bishop and Christian Unity: An Ecumenical Vademecum”, was released, in part, to mark the 25th anniversary of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Encyclical on ecumenism, Ut unum sint, and the 60th anniversary of the establishment of…

Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi Ends Mission in Canada

Thursday, December 10 2020

Today, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi, currently Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, as Apostolic Nuncio to Albania, which ends his mission in Canada. Archbishop Bonazzi was appointed to Canada on 18 December 2013 and began his mission upon arrival to Ottawa on 4 February 2014. Archbishop Bonazzi was born in Gazzaniga, Italy, on 19 June 1948, and was ordained a priest…

2020 National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Monday, December 07 2020

On 12 December, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Church in Canada celebrates the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. This project, with the approval of the Bishops of Canada, has been coordinated since 2002 by the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council (formerly the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council). This year, the reflection by the Council centres on the theme Healing of the…

Bishops of Alberta and Northwest Territories Issue Letter on Ethical Considerations Surrounding an Anti-COVID Vaccine

Friday, December 04 2020

On 2 December 2020, the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories issued a letter on the ethical considerations surrounding an anti-COVID vaccine. Link to the letter