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Bishop Colli's Public Statements

Important Clergy News

April 3, 2018

Pope Francis and the TRC Apology Pope Francis has decided to not respond to the TRC’s recommendation on Residential Schools in Canada and for this, I am disappointed. I was hoping that the Pope would at least address the issue with some message to the Indigenous people of Canada. He is well aware of the situation of the Residential School history and he has concern for all those involved in the healing process. However, he has decided, at this point, to encourage the Catholic Church in Canada to work with communities, to develop communication plans, including listening and sharing, and to work for reconciliation on the grass-roots level in their communities at the present time. There was no plan for Pope Francis to visit Canada in the near…

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Easter Message 2018

March 26, 2018

While sharing a conversation with a friend recently, he mentioned that he finds it difficult to see any joy in the world today.  The news always seems negative, stories are always about tragedies, and we are stunned by shootings in schools, the difficulties of war and the poverty and anguish that so many people endure, especially the immigrants and refugees who are just seeking a safe place for their families to live in peace.

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