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Indigenous Peoples

“That We May Walk Together” Series of Pastoral Letters (2023)

On 8 February, 2023, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following four pastoral letters on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.  Intended as a framework for local encouragement with Indigenous Peoples, the letters are the fruit of many months of listening, encounter, and dialogue with them, including through Listening Circles, the Indigenous Delegation to the Vatican in April 2022, and Pope Francis’ Apostolic Voyage to Canada in July of the same year.

Pastoral Letter to the First Nations

Pastoral Letter to the Metis

Pastoral Letter to the Inuit in Canada

Pastoral Letter to the People of God in Canada

2014 Pastoral Letter on Allegations of Misconduct Protocol

2018 Pastoral Letter on Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

January 31, 2020 Letter from the CCCB to Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. on "Medical Assistance in Dying" (MAiD)

February 26, 2020 Letter from the CCCB in regards to the Tabling of Bill C-7: "An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying)"