Three Canadian priests to participate in Synod’s International Meeting of Priests in Rome

April 2, 2024


The Holy See announced a worldwide meeting of priests as part of the Synod on Synodality to be held this spring in Rome. Three hundred priests, sent by the Bishops’ Conferences and the Oriental Catholic Churches, will participate in a global meeting of listening, prayer and discernment, entitled: “Parish Priests for the Synod: An International Meeting,” to be held on April 28-May 2.

At the request of the Holy See, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) was asked to submit a list of priests who have been involved in promoting synodality in their local parishes in order to send to the meeting. The Permanent Council of the CCCB selected the following three priests to represent Canada:


Rev. Fabio DeSouza
Diocese of Calgary
Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Parish


Rev. Pierre Ducharme, O.F.M.

Diocese of Vancouver
Pastoral, St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Richmond


Rev. Daniel Ouellet
Diocese of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière
Pastor, priest-moderator of the Unité Missionnaire de l’Ouest of the diocese of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière