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Do you want to file a complaint? Contact the Ombudsman.

‘‘The Archdiocese of Montreal is committed to carrying out a thorough investigation in its search for the truth. To that end, it has mandated an Ombudsman, whose function will be autonomous and independent of the Church. Any person who calls upon the Ombudsman concerning a complaint will be met by her with compassion and respect. She will accompany them along the entire process. We hope in this way to contribute to the process of justice and healing.

Our hearts are with the victims, with their families and their communities. We feel their pain and their suffering. We want them to have their say, and we want to offer them stronger support.’’


+Christian Lépine
Archbishop of Montreal

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“Walking the Talk” - Archbishop Christian Lépine
“Walk the Talk”

spacer-221.pngIn an open letter published on September 8, 2018, in La Presse and The Gazette, Archbishop Lépine appeals to everyone within the Church to be resolute in tackling the issue of sexual abuse.

Filing a complaint
Filing a complaint

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The Capriolo Report was released November 25, 2020. With the support of a Committee co-chaired by the Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo and Archbishop Lépine, we are undertaking to implement the recommendations contained in that Report. The end result will be an abuse complaint process that focuses on the victim, that examines all forms of abuse, and under which a victim’s age no longer constitutes a criterion for reporting a complaint. The existence of an Ombudsman, the creation of a five-member lay Advisory Committee and the conducting of investigations by external experts will ensure that each complaint is treated with all due diligence and respect.

Bishop Reporting System
Bishop Reporting System

spacer-221.pngThe Bishops of Canada launch a national, bilingual service for reporting situations of sexual abuse either committed or covered-up by a Bishop. This service furthers their commitment to responsibility, accountability and transparency in matters of clergy sexual abuse and their commitment to facilitate healing and justice for victims-survivors.

Independent report by the Honourable Capriolo

spacer-221.pngIndependent report by the Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo investigating complaints against former priest Brian Boucher

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal has released the report of an independent investigation into its handling of complaints against former diocesan priest Brian Boucher. The 276-page report, authored by the Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo, retired Québec Superior Court Justice, was made public at a press conference by Archbishop Christian Lépine with Justice Capriolo.

Independent report by the Honourable Capriolo
Prevention: Responsible Pastoral Ministry

spacer-221.pngTo ensure the safety and integrity of all those to whom the Catholic Church proclaims the Gospel, the Archdiocese of Montreal introduced its Responsible Pastoral Ministry Policy in 2016 to ensure a healthy and safe environment and to prevent all forms of abuse toward vulnerable individuals.

Prevention: Responsible Pastoral Ministry