Vatican Agency’s Canadian Office Opens

NEW YORK – CNEWA Canada’s Ottawa office is now open and at the service of Canadians supporting the work of this Vatican agency, announced Msgr. Robert L. Stern, CNEWA’s Secretary General.

With the encouragement of the Holy See, five Canadian archbishops, led by Ottawa Archbishop Marcel Gervais, constituted CNEWA Canada on 30 October 2003. Last February, Carl Hétu, formerly with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, was appointed National Secretary. A native of Quebec, Mr. Hétu oversees the development of this registered Canadian charity, promoting its work and raising funds.

He and his staff can be reached at:

CNEWA Canada
1247 Kilborn Place
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K9
Telephone: +1 (866) 322-4441 or +1 (613) 738-9666
Fax: +1 (613) 738-7666

Since CNEWA Canada was established at the end of 2003, all contributions to CNEWA for the year 2004 are tax deductible according to Canadian law. Official tax receipts will be issued shortly.

Founded in 1926 by Pope Pius XI, CNEWA is an agency of the Vatican providing support to the churches and peoples of the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe. Programs include needy child, seminarian and novice sponsorship programs; village redevelopment; health care and education and interfaith dialogue.

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