Bishops not ready to invite Pope Francis to Canada
CORNWALL, Ont. – Canada’s bishops will not be inviting Pope Francis to visit Canada any time soon.
The matter is not on the agenda at the annual plenary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, so a decision “won’t take place under my watch,” said Bishop Douglas Crosby, the outgoing CCCB President.
“Any discussion about inviting Pope Francis will probably be more focused on our ongoing response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC),” said Crosby of Hamilton in a Sept. 25 interview. “The issue of a papal visit, we really have to look at seriously because it can be really expensive.