Past Events

Episcopal appointment for the Archdiocese of Quebec

Tuesday, December 12 2023

December 12, 2023, Ottawa - Today, His Holiness Pope Francis named Father Juan Carlos Londoño Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Quebec. At the time of his appointment, he was serving as a priest fidei donum for the Diocese of Gaspé. Bishop-elect Londoño, the son of Horacio Londoño and Rosalía Uribe de Londoño, was born in Medellín, Colombia on April 3, 1974. In 1994, he…

Statement by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Non-Permissibility of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide within Canadian Health Organizations with a Catholic Identity

Thursday, November 30 2023

For generations, Catholic dioceses and religious orders in Canada have been major contributors to the development and delivery of healthcare services across the country. The first hospital in Canada, the Hôtel-Dieu in Quebec City, was established in 1639 by three Religious Sisters of the Augustines de la Miséricorde de Jésus to provide medical care to the French settlers and Indigenous populations of the time. That…

Episcopal appointment to Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon

Thursday, November 30 2023

30 November 2023, Ottawa - His Holiness Pope Francis today appointed the Reverend Father Michael Smolinski, C.Ss.R., Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, Province of Canada, as the new Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon. Bishop-Elect Smolinski was born on 10 September 1972. He was ordained a priest on 5 July 2003. He completed primary and secondary education at…

Episcopal appointment for the Diocese of Bathurst

Saturday, October 28 2023

28 October 2023, Ottawa - Today, His Holiness Pope Francis named Father Michel Proulx, O. Praem., Bishop of Bathurst. At the time of his appointment, Father Proulx had been Prior of the Premonstratensian Monastery of St-Constant (Quebec) since 2008. Father Michel Proulx was born on 11 October 1962, in Saint-Lambert, Québec. On August 14, 1981, he decided to enter the postulancy of the Order of…