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Pope Francis meets CCCB Presidency for annual visitDec 10, 2018

Vatican City - His Holiness Pope Francis met with the Presidency of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) as part of their annual visit with a number of dicasteries of the Holy See.

Chemin Neuf Superior's first Winnipeg visitDec 11, 2018

St. Charles Retreat Centre, Winnipeg - Archbishop Richard Gagnon met with the Superior of the Chemin Neuf community, who visited Winnipeg for the first time on November 19, 2018.

Catholic Centre ClosureDec 14, 2018

Catholic Centre The Catholic Centre will close on Friday, December 21st, for the Christmas holidays, and will re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. A peace-filled Christmas season to all!

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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