Pope OKs synod members elected by Canada’s bishops, superiors general

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June 16, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis formally approved a further list of delegates to October’s world Synod of Bishops on the family.

The pope approved the Canadian bishops’ election of: Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, conference president; Bishop Noel Simard of Valleyfield; Cardinal Thomas C. Collins of Toronto; and Archbishop Richard W. Smith of Edmonton.

The Canadian bishops’ alternates also were approved. They are Bishop Lionel Gendron of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver.

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