Canadian bishops’ conference marks World War I anniversary
August 04, 2014
The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement commemorating the centenary of Canada’s entry into the World War I.
“The horrors of war should never be praised, celebrated or honored,” said Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec.
“However, we should honor the soldiers who, out of the conviction of fighting evil, accepted to suffer misery, pain, injuries, and even death,” he added. “Their sacrifices, and those of their families and friends, should not be forgotten. These were the first victims of the war. Let us gather and mourn their deaths. Let us grieve their shortened lives. On their behalf, let us make a commitment to build peace.”
- Statement by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops for the 100th Anniversary of Canada’s Entry into the First World War (CCCB)