MESSAGE OF WELCOME TO THE 2017 PLENARY ASSEMBLY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE CCCB
Dear brother Bishops and special guests,
Each year, our gathering in Plenary as the Bishops of Canada is a significant moment; it is a time of communal prayer, reflection and fraternal exchange on a wide range of issues and topics which are important to the Catholic faithful of this land.
This year, our Plenary has taken on particular significance with the 150th anniversary of Confederation. As Canadians everywhere remember the many key moments and peoples in our country’s history, we in particular have had occasion to draw inspiration from Canadian saints and martyrs whose legacy we have inherited in many different ways.