Thursday, May 04, 2006

Tour d' Canadian bishops begins

The ad limina visits of the Canadian bishops have begun. First up (naturellement): Quebec.

VATICAN CITY, MAY 4, 2006 (VIS) - The Holy Father received today in separate audiences:
- Twelve prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Canada-Quebec, on their "ad limina" visit.
- Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, archbishop of Montreal, with Auxiliary Bishops Anthony Mancini, Lionel Gendron, Andre Gazaille and former Auxiliary Bishop Jude Sainte-Antoine.
- Bishop Gilles Lussier, from Joliette.
- Bishop Jacques Berthelet, C.S.V., of Saint-Jean Longueil, with Auxiliary Bishop Louis Dicaire.
- Bishop Gilles Cazabon, O.M.I., of Saint-Jerome, with Auxiliary Bishop Donald Lapointe.
- Bishop Luc Cyr, of Valleyfield.
- Archbishop Bertrand Blanchet of Rimouski.

This afternoon, the Holy Father will receive in separate audiences three prelates from the Episcopal Conference of Canada-Quebec, on their "ad-limina" visit.
- Bishop Pierre Morissette, of Baie-Comeau.
- Bishop Jean Gagnon, of Gaspé.
- Archbishop Roger Èbacher, of Gatineau.

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