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Canada: Update to Response to Information Request CAN28061.E of 16 October 1997 on the steps and procedures to be followed by an adult who wishes to convert to Catholicism and to be baptised in the Archdiocese of Montreal

Publisher Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 December 1997
Citation / Document Symbol CAN28485.E
Cite as Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Canada: Update to Response to Information Request CAN28061.E of 16 October 1997 on the steps and procedures to be followed by an adult who wishes to convert to Catholicism and to be baptised in the Archdiocese of Montreal, 1 December 1997, CAN28485.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abc410.html [accessed 16 April 2014]
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Please find attached a copy of the outline for the Christian initiation of adults that was faxed to the Research Directorate on 8 December 1997 by the coordinator of the Adult Religious Education Services of the Archdiocese of Montreal. According to the attachment, the steps for adult conversion to Catholicism are:

 Period of evangelization and precatechumenate

 First step: acceptance into the order of catechumens

 Period of the catechumenate

 Second step: election or enrollment of names

 Period of purification and enlightenment

 Third step: celebration of the sacraments of initiation

 Period of postbaptismal catechesis or mystogogy

This outline was photocopied from the 1987 publication entitled Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults that was produced by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. According to the coordinator, this adult conversion process "has universal application in the Roman Catholic Church."

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Reference

Archdiocese of Montreal, Québec. 8 December 1997. Letter and attachment faxed by the coordinator of Adult Religious Education Services, Office of English Language Affairs.

Attachment

Archdiocese of Montreal, Québec. 8 December 1997. Letter and attachment faxed by the coordinator of Adult Religious Education Services, Office of English Language Affairs.

Copyright notice: This document is published with the permission of the copyright holder and producer Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). The original version of this document may be found on the offical website of the IRB at http://www.irb-cisr.gc.ca/en/. Documents earlier than 2003 may be found only on Refworld.

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