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Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Canadian bishops, Indigenous leaders will meet with pope in December

Jun 29, 2021

Some Canadian bishops, along with Indigenous leaders, will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican in December 2021, according to... Read more

One of the five Canadian Catholic churches that burned in a week: Sacred Heart Mission Church, Pentincton, British Columbia

Indigenous leaders condemn recent vandalism of churches in Canada

Jun 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle, Joe Bukuras

Indigenous and Catholic leaders have condemned a recent spate of church vandalism in Canada, along with five Catholic churches having... Read more

St. Gregory Mission, Osoyoos Indian Reserve, British Columbia, Canada

Police investigate after two Catholic churches burn on British Columbia tribal lands

Jun 24, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Two Catholic churches in the same region of British Columbia burned down in suspicious circumstances early Monday morning.  Read more

Memorial in tribute to 215 Indigenous children at the site of the former Kamloops residential school.

Ottawa archbishop apologizes for Church’s role in Canada’s residential schools

Jun 22, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall on June 17 apologized for the role of the Catholic Church in administering the country’s residential... Read more

Memorial in tribute to 215 Indigenous children at the site of the former Kamloops residential school.

First Nation leaders ask Canadian Catholics to skip Mass to protest abuses of Indigenous

Jun 14, 2021

First Nation leaders are encouraging Canadian Catholics to skip Mass in response to historic abuses at Catholic-run schools for Indigenous... Read more

St. Peter's Square by Dennis Jarvis via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Canadian Indigenous leaders plan trip to Vatican to request papal apology over residential schools

Jun 11, 2021

A group of Canadian Indigenous leaders are planning a trip to the Vatican this fall to request a formal papal... Read more

Kamloops Indian Residential School, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Retired Calgary bishop: Canadian government must own 'primary' responsibility for abuses of Indigenous

Jun 10, 2021

The retired bishop of Calgary this week said the Canadian government must shoulder its “primary” responsibility for past abuses in... Read more

Deaths by euthanasia soared last year in Canada

Jun 9, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The number of Canadians who ended their lives by euthanasia and assisted suicide increased by 17% in 2020, the country’s... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis expresses sorrow after Indigenous children’s graves found at Church-run school

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Canadian government had asked the pope to issue a formal apology for the Church’s role in the country’s residential... Read more

Pope Francis and Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic at Vatican City, Nov. 13, 2015.

Pope Francis names new Vatican ambassador to Canada

Jun 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič has served as Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva since 2016. Read more

Ottawa archbishop: Some parents say flying LGBT flag ‘hijacks’ Ontario Catholic schools

Jun 3, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

With multiple Catholic school systems in the Canadian province of Ontario deciding to fly the rainbow LGBT Pride flag in... Read more

Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver. CNA file photo.

Vancouver archbishop promises 'tangible actions' after Indigenous graves discovered at Church-run school

Jun 3, 2021

The Archdiocese of Vancouver has promised transparency and support for burial and identification efforts, following the discovery of unmarked graves... Read more

St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kamloops, Canada, in February 2015. Credit: Alan Levine via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Canadian bishops pledge reconciliation after indigenous children's remains discovered at Catholic-run school

Jun 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Canadian bishops pledged to work towards healing and reconciliation with the country’s indigenous populations, after the remains of more than... Read more

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral in Montreal, Canada. Credit: Travis Wise via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Montreal archbishop appoints ombudsman to oversee abuse complaints

May 5, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The Archdiocese of Montreal announced Wednesday the appointment of an independent ombudsman, Marie Christine Kirouac, to receive all complaints of... Read more

Quebec court upholds much of law barring religious symbols for public employees

Apr 21, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A Canadian court upheld this week part of a Quebec law that bans government employees from wearing religious symbols at... Read more

Church pew.

Ontario Catholic dioceses adapt to new coronavirus lockdown measures

Apr 21, 2021

In response to new and stringent coronavirus lockdown orders in the province, several of the Catholic archdioceses of Ontario, Canada... Read more

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Canadian diocese to release list of priests found guilty of sex abuse

Mar 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Canadian diocese of Saskatoon has promised to release a list of priests and Church officials found guilty of sexual... Read more

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Teen girl killed in stabbing at Canadian Catholic high school

Mar 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

A 17-year-old girl is dead following a stabbing at a Catholic high school near Edmonton Monday morning. Read more

Report: Patients being offered assisted suicide in apparent policy violation

Feb 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

An investigation by a Vancouver, Canada Catholic newspaper has uncovered evidence that at least one of the region’s publicly funded... Read more

Vancouver archbishop asks officials to ease ban on religious services

Feb 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

As religious services in British Columbia are still shut down by government orders, a Catholic archbishop is asking the government... Read more