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:

Temporary Suspension of Holy Mass celebrated in public.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: After further prayerful consideration; and after no small amount of sadness; and after hearing from senior pastors and others about the need for a single directive for the entire Archdiocese; and in keeping with the regulations of the other Dioceses of British Columbia; I direct that all Masses, whether…


Statement on Corona Virus

March 5, 2020 The Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the senior public health official for BC, has issued some recommendations in reference to preventing the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. In line with those recommendations, I ask that you put the following measures in place. At the Sign of Peace, a bow instead of…


2019 Federal Election Letter

Our Lady of the Rosary October 7, 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: On Oct. 21, Canadians have an opportunity to choose the political leadership of their country. In doing so, they will play a vital role in shaping the direction of Canada over the next several years. I want to impress on Catholics…