The four episcopal delegates elected by the Bishops of Canada to attend the XVth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment have reached the midway point of the assembly. Each of the Canadian delegates was called upon to deliver an address on an aspect of the overall theme. 'Read More' for the interventions of the four Canadian Bishops.

Ottawa, October 4, 2018 – Beginning today, in Catholic dioceses/eparchies across Canada, Bishops will issue locally the updated and expanded national guidelines for the protection of minors in Canada. Entitled Protecting Minors from Sexual Abuse: A Call to the Catholic Faithful in Canada for Healing, Reconciliation, and Transformation, this document of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) was unanimously adopted by the Bishops of Canada on September 27 during their 2018 annual Plenary Assembly. 

The Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement to mark the canonization of Blessed Pope Paul VI (born Giovanni Battista Montini) and Blessed Oscar Romero. Their canonization, along with five others, was celebrated on 14 October 2018 in Rome. Click here for the statement.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Montreal, Quebec – The Franciscan (Order of Friars Minor) provinces of St. Joseph (Eastern Canada) and Christ the King (Western Canada) are pleased to announce their upcoming union. This union will take place at the end of a process begun several years ago. 'Read More' for details.

ArchDiocesan Corner

Archbishop Richard Joseph Gagnon was born on June 17,1948 Lethbridge, Alberta to parents Therese Demers Gagnon and George Gagnon. He came to British Columbia with his family while still a child and attended both Catholic and public schools. He graduated from Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School in North Vancouver before proceeding to study philosophy, history and English at Simon Fraser University, completing his Teaching Certification for British Columbia in 1976.

Bishop Gagnon's Seminary Studies were taken at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome from 1978-1983. Richard Gagnon was ordained to the priesthood at Holy Rosary Cathedral on June 24,1983, the Feast of St. John the Baptist, by Archbishop James Carney. The following month he became assistant pastor at St. Mary's Parish in Vancouver and also directed the Religious Studies program at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School until 1991.

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