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News Release re Supreme Court of Canada Decision - January 14, 2021

News Release

Archdiocese of St. John’s

Date: January 14, 2021

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its judgement dismissing the application of the Archdiocese of St. John’s for leave to appeal the decision of the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal in John Doe et al. v. the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John’s.

As this judgement has just been received, the Archdiocese will need to review and analyze it with its legal counsel before providing any further comment.

The Archdiocese of St. John’s has immense sympathy for those who suffered abuse at Mount Cashel Orphanage and we ask that all join with us in praying for healing for those who suffer as a result of abuse.


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