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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

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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

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Canadian student journalist fired for Catholic views charges discrimination

Jan 26, 2021

A Catholic student who said his university’s newspaper wrongly fired him for his critical views of homosexuality and transgenderism has... Read more

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As assisted suicide continues to rise in Ontario, pro-lifers call for government action

Jan 22, 2021

As cases of assisted suicide continue to increase annually in Ontario, pro-life advocates have called on the government to implement... Read more

British Columbia hospice to be evicted over euthanasia opposition 

Jan 15, 2021

A hospice in Delta, British Columbia is laying off all staff next month as they will be evicted from their... Read more

Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa.

Canada’s Supreme Court says archdiocese is responsible for orphanage abuse

Jan 14, 2021

Canada’s highest court has ruled that the Archdiocese of St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador will be responsible for Mount... Read more

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J., addresses a rally at World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, Aug. 16, 2011.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast at age of 76

Dec 4, 2020

Pope Francis accepted Friday the resignation of 76-year-old Canadian Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J., and confirmed his successor as Archbishop of... Read more

Bishop Robert Bourgon, the first Bishop of Hearst-Moosonee, Canada. Courtesy photo.

Canadian Catholic bishop resigns at age of 64 ‘for the good of the Church’

Nov 30, 2020

Pope Francis accepted Sunday the resignation of a Canadian Catholic bishop at the age of 64.  Read more

Archbishop Brian Dunn. Courtesy photo.

New archbishop takes helm of Canadian Catholic archdiocese

Nov 27, 2020

A new archbishop took the helm in the Canadian archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth Friday.  Read more

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In grim accounting, Canadian report says assisted suicide saves health care money

Oct 21, 2020

A Canadian report has put a dollar figure on legal assisted suicide, claiming that legalization has saved millions of dollars... Read more