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CCCB Issues Response on Recent Legislative Decisions Relative to Bill C-7

Friday, December 18 2020

Today, following the adoption of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying) at Third Reading in the House of Commons and the announcement by the Superior Court of Québec to grant a two-month extension to the federal government on its deadline to legislate, the Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) issued a response calling on…

New Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall

Monday, December 07 2020

Ottawa – On 4 December 2020, His Holiness Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., as Archbishop of the  Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall. He is succeeded by the Most Reverend Marcel Damphousse who has served as Coadjutor Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall since his appointment in May 2020. Archbishop Prendergast had earlier submitted his resignation when reaching the age limit of 75 as stipulated…

Episcopal Resignation and Appointment of Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Hearst-Moosonee

Monday, November 30 2020

Ottawa – On 29 November 2020, His Holiness Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Robert Bourgon from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Hearst-Moosonee and appointed the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall, as Apostolic Administrator of Hearst-Moosonee. Bishop Robert Bourgon was born on 10 March 1956, in Sudbury, Ontario, and studied at St. Peter’s Seminary in London. He…

New Auxiliary Bishop Appointed for the Archdiocese of Toronto

Monday, November 30 2020

Ottawa – On 28 November 2020, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Father Ivan Camilleri Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto. At the time of his appointment, Bishop-elect Camilleri was serving as Chancellor of Spiritual Affairs, Vicar General, and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Bishop-elect Camilleri was born in Sliema, Malta on 18 April 1969 and moved to Canada in 1980…