We, the Catholic Bishops of Canada, gathered in Plenary this week, take this opportunity to affirm to you, the Indigenous Peoples of this land, that we acknowledge the suffering experienced in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. Many Catholic religious communities and dioceses participated in this system, which led to the suppression of Indigenous languages, culture and spirituality, failing to respect the rich history, traditions and wisdom of Indigenous Peoples.
On Friday, September 24th, the Bishop wrote the following message:
Please be advised that the message sent by our Bishop and published in French on our website will be available in English Monday, September 27th, 2021.
The parish priest of our English churches has received the information concerning the new directives that must be followed and will surely announce these measures during this weekend's celebrations.
Thank you for your understanding.
Following the disturbing discovery of the remains of 215 children from the Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia, Mgr.
On June 5th of this year, Msgr Jodoin received a visit from Mrs. Anne Benoit Leblanc, Father Benoit's niece. Mrs. Benoit LeBlanc informed the bishop that her uncle had left a testamentary bequest to the Diocese.
Father Benoit showed great generosity by offering, through his bequest, a substantial amount to the Diocese.
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