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Now available: The videos and reflection guide for the #YearOfPrayer webinar series titled "A Great Symphony of Prayer: The Our Father as a Programme of Life” delivered by Dr. Josephine Lombardi (St. Augustine's Seminary of Toronto)

The first video of the series is featured below, and you can access all the resources at

"Unlocking Hope: Highlights from the International Interfaith Symposium on Palliative Care."

Letter in English

Letter in French

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A message from His Holiness Pope Francis regarding the Symposium on Palliative Care organized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Pontifical Academy for Life. This international interfaith symposium, titled "Towards a Narrative of Hope," takes place from May 21st to May 23rd, 2024, in Toronto.


In his message, Pope Francis encourages the participants in their endeavors to advance palliative care for the most vulnerable members of our global community. He expresses his hope that the discussions and deliberations during the symposium will strengthen a determination to persevere in love, provide hope to those at the end of life, and contribute to the creation of a more just and fraternal society.

English Message

French Message

Living as Catholics in the Public Square: Freedom of Religion and Conscience in Canada. A Pastoral Letter by the Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace.

Link to Pastoral Letter

Link to CCCB Page with letter

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a message from the Permanent Council to the Catholic Faithful about MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) regarding euthanasia/assisted suicide.



The CCCB website has a Vatican Statement regarding the “Doctrine of Discovery” and a joint response from the bishops of Canada and USA.



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