Pope Benedict XVI Bestows Papal Honours Upon Canadian Pioneers of Dialogue, Rev. Dr. Irénée Beaubien, s.j., CM, and Dr. Victor Goldbloom, CC, O.Q., M.D.
MONTREAL, Canada -- May 11, 2012 -- It is announced that His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI has bestowed Papal Honours upon two prominent Canadian pioneers of inter-Christian, Christian-Jewish and Interfaith Dialogue. The announcement was made at a private reception hosted by the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism at the residence of the new Archbishop of Montreal, Christian Lépine last Thursday. The honours will be officially bestowed at a ceremonial gala to be held on Tuesday evening, September 4, 2012, at the Gelber Centre and will be under the patronage of Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, Archbishop Christian Lépine and Bishop Thomas Dowd.