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The Canadian Centre for Ecumenism has moved

During the 2014 summer months, the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism has moved to a new location. The Centre's new address is: 

2715, Chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine
bureau D 137        
Montréal, QC, H3T 1B6

Website: www.oikoumene.ca

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CCCB's Plenary Assembly

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will hold its annual Plenary Assembly, 15-19 September 2014, at the Hotel Château Mont-Sainte-Anne, Beaupré, east of Quebec City, in the Archdiocese of Québec. The meeting will be chaired by the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and CCCB President.

The 2014 Plenary Assembly will be preceded, on September 14 at 2:00 pm, by a Pontifical Mass marking the 350th anniversary of the parish Notre-Dame de Québec, the first Catholic parish canonically erected in North America outside Spanish territories. Today, Notre-Dame is Québec City's cathedral parish. The Papal Legate, His Eminence Jaime Lucas Cardinal Ortega y Alamino, Archbishop of Havana, Cuba, will preside at the Mass. In addition to representing Pope Francis at the 350th anniversary celebration, Cardinal Ortega will also be one of the key guest speakers at the CCCB Plenary Assembly.

For more information go to: www.cccb.ca

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Saint François de Laval and Saint Marie of the Incarnation

Pope Francis will preside at a Mass of Thanksgiving for the recent canonizations of Saint François de Laval and Saint Marie of the Incarnation on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 10:00 am (Rome time), in Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome. 

Source: Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)

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Tar Sands and Aboriginal Rights

In early June, there was an extraordinary conference in the Alberta Tar Sands area of Fort McMurray, AB.  Titled As Long as the Rivers Flow - Coming Back to the Treaty Relationship in Our Time, it was co-hosted by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation who live downstream of the industry.  Archbishop Desmond Tutu gave the keynote.

Excellent talks from this conference are now available online. For all the links, please go to:
http://www.oktlaw.com/blog/now-available-online-archbishop-desmond-tutus-keynote-speech-from-as-long-as-the-rivers-flow-conference/

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Prayer Vigil for the Victims of Torture

On the night of June 26 to 27, to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (June 26), Christians around the world are committed to support through their prayers those suffering in the hands of torturers. Futher information can be found on this website:  www.nuitdesveilleurs.com .

Visit also the ACAT Canada website at: http://www.acatcanada.org/index_flash.htm

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This Week

September 1, 2014: Labor Day

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