Quebec bishops distance themselves from Canadian bishops' vaccine note

A note on COVID-19 vaccines from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops triggered nearly immediate responses from many bishops in Quebec, who felt it was "untimely" and lacked some clarity. Some Catholics also were concerned about the moral permissibility of receiving some of the currently approved COVID-19 vaccines, so the CCCB issued a clarification.

Some Canadian provinces close churches to contain pandemic

Canadian churches faced new restrictions as public health officials tried to contain a post-holiday surge of COVID-19.

Quebec government passes Canada's strictest secularism bill

A new law in Quebec prohibits the wearing of religious symbols or clothing by some government employees, including public school teachers, state lawyers, judges and police officers.

Vatican embassy confirms complaint of sexual misconduct against ex-nuncio

The apostolic nunciature in Ottawa, Ontario, confirmed Feb. 26 that it received a first complaint of sexual misconduct concerning Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the Vatican's ambassador to Canada from 2001 to 2009.