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17 May 2018

Press release: 32nd General Assembly of the Canadian Religious Conference

From May 24 to 27, 2018 in Montreal, 300 leaders of Canadian Catholic religious congregations will gather for the 32nd General Assembly of the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC).

The theme of this assembly – “The nights are laden with life. Watcher, what do you say?” – will be developed by Elena Lasida, a Uruguyan-born professor at the Institut Catholique de Paris. Inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’, she will lead a reflection on how issues pertaining to sustainable development and the new economy can be applied to Canadian religious communities.

This gathering, held every two years, is an opportunity for these leaders, members of the CRC, to meet and share about daily challenges in their ministries. At the conclusion of the General Assembly, the members will elect a new Administrative Council and indicate priorities for the next two years.

As in 2016, the assembly will be held at Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel (555 McMillan Av.) close to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

About the CRC

The Canadian Religious Conference is an association that brings together the leaders of 240 Catholic congregations of women and men religious in Canada. The CRC’s mission is to encourage its members to live fully their vocation in following Christ and to support them in their prophetic witness to justice and peace in a Canadian context.