PRESS RELEASE : Fr Leon Lajoie, SJ, and Kahnawà:ke
In recent months, the Catholic Church in Canada has been reeling from the news regarding the discovery of undocumented Residential School grave sites in Western Canada. It is under these tragic circumstances that we were distressed to learn of reports of abuse by Fr. Léon Lajoie, S.J. while he served as a parish priest in Kahnawá:ke.
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On May 24, Matthew Livingstone, SJ was ordained to the priesthood and Gregory Kennedy, SJ, Joseph Koczera, SJ, and Boniface Mbouzao, SJ to the diaconate, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Toronto. The Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa presided at the ordination liturgy.