Archbishop Michael Miller

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

Archbishop Michael Miller, chief shepherd of Vancouver’s 430,000 Catholics since January 2009, has been part of the city’s religious landscape since 2007, when Pope Benedict XVI named him Coadjutor Archbishop.

Besides English, Archbishop Miller is fluent in Spanish, Italian and French. He is a specialist on the papacy and modern papal teaching, about which he has written extensively, and has received seven honorary doctorates.

Since his arrival in Vancouver, he has established new offices at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre for First Nations Ministry, Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations, Communications, Development, and Stewardship.

As well as his positions as Chancellor and board member of St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College, Archbishop Miller is president of the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese, sits on the board of governors of Catholic Pacific College, and is a member of the Providence Health Care Society.

Archbishop Letters:

World Day of the Poor 2017

November 19, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In declaring this the first World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis has given us a great gift.  The approach of Advent – a season known for giving, but also for rampant consumerism – makes this an opportune time to reflect on the kind of society…


State of the Archdiocese Address

Once again tonight, this year on the great Solemnity of All Saints, we come together as a family to celebrate who we are as a faith community and the good fruit God is harvesting in our Archdiocese. I want to begin by thanking each and every one of you – clergy, religious, and lay faithful…


Funeral Rites for Those Who Have Asked for Euthanasia

Guidelines Regarding the Funeral Rites for Those Who Have Asked for Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide A pastoral matter of great importance has arisen because of the legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Canada, one which has caused great confusion about the morality of such choices. The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the law against euthanasia…