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The Most Rev. Raymond Poisson, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) issued a Pastoral Letter to Young People yesterday in honor of the anniversary of the death of Blessed Carlo Acutis, the first beatified millennial.

This Pastoral Letter responds to the CCCB’s virtual conversations with over 200 young people from across Canada, between the ages 12 to 25, held in the fall of 2020. The Pastoral Letter was drafted by the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis and the Office for Family and Life, at the request of the Executive Committee. It received input from youth ministry specialists, the Episcopal Commission for Evangelization and Catechesis, the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine, and the Standing Committee for Family and Life. 

The Pastoral Letter to Young People is now available on the CCCB website, along with a video and other resources designed to help dioceses/eparchies, parishes, and schools introduce the Pastoral Letter to their youths and young adults.

Please click the link below to access the Pastoral Letter in either English or French: