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Auxiliary Bishop Appointed for the Archdiocese of Québec

Monday, November 25 2019

Ottawa – Today, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Father Martin Laliberté, P.M.É., Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Québec. At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was serving as Superior General of the Société des Missions-Étrangères (SMÉ) for the province of Québec. Bishop-elect Laliberté was born in Charlesbourg, Québec on 13 December 1964. He obtained a Bachelor of Theology and a diploma in Education…

Apostolic Administrator Appointed for the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada

Friday, November 08 2019

Ottawa - Today, the Congregation for Eastern Churches announced that His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Reverend Bryan Bayda C.Ss.R., as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada while remaining Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy Saskatoon. The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada has 55 parishes and missions, with a Catholic population of 23,700…

New Bishop Appointed for Saint-Jean-Longueuil

Tuesday, November 05 2019

Ottawa – His Holiness Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., as Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, and today appointed his successor the Most Reverend Claude Hamelin. At the time of his appointment, Bishop Hamelin was Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil. Bishop Gendron has been the Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil for the past nine years.…

CCCB Releases Statement on Persecuted Christians

Monday, November 04 2019

Today, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), through the Commission for Justice and Peace, and in consultation with Aid to the Church in Need Canada, is releasing a statement entitled In His Name: Statement on the Persecution of Christians in advance of Red Wednesday (20 November 2019), which is a day of solidarity and prayer dedicated to raising awareness about the persecution of Christians throughout…