S+L logo

Agent of the Gospel of Joy

April 20, 2014
Christian Riesbeck was born in Montreal on February 7, 1970. He grew up in Ottawa, specialized in Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa, and pursued studies for the priesthood in the Companions of the Cross. Ordained to the priesthood in 1996, he did pastoral work in the Archdiocese of Kingston as well as in the Archdiocese of Ottawa and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (USA). After obtaining his degrees in Canon Law in December 2010, Fr. Christian was appointed Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Ottawa in January 2011. In early 2014 he was named Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa by Pope Francis. In this WITNESS interview, you will meet one of the youngest bishops in North America, a great ambassador of the Gospel of Joy, and an articulate, convincing agent of the new evangelization in the Canadian Church.
Related posts
A new report about abuse at a prestigious choir-school in Germany is an “Important step forward”, said Fr. Hans Zollner, who is the President of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical G ...read more
In Rome today, the Vatican announced that the Pope has chosen a young Italian theologian priest, as the second-in-command of the Vatican’s doctrinal office. Msgr. Giacomo Morandi was appointed a ...read more
In Egypt, the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox-Christians have been told to halt all church activities & events held outside the churches this month because of credible security threats. This warning was ...read more
“Let them grow together until harvest…”
FacebookTwitter
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – July 23rd, 2017 Once again in this week’s Gospel passage, images of growing trees, shrubs and plants provide us with powerful insights into the quie ...read more
I’d like to start with a quick review the Pope’s address to pilgrims at St. Peter’s square during his weekly Sunday Angelus prayer. The Pope recalled the Gospel reading of the day, the fa ...read more