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Archbishop Mourns Loss of Historic Church in Alberta, Canada, Destroyed by Arson

Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan photoThe loss of St. Bernard’s Church in Grouard, Alberta, Canada, on May 22, 2023, makes a sad moment for those with memories of the church, said Grouard-McLennan Archbishop Gerard Pettipas. Two men have been arrested in connection with the fire.

The archdiocese said the church was the diocese’s first cathedral,