The Pope in Canada

The Pope in Canada
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Pope Francis spends the week in Alberta, Quebec, and Nunavut, with a focus on reconciliation and the Catholic Church's role in the residential school system. 

Stay with CPAC and for complete coverage from July 24 to 29.

The 85-year-old pontiff described this trip, the fourth papal visit to Canada since 1984, as his penitential pilgrimage. And it began with an apology delivered on Canadian soil to residential school survivors and their families.

July 29: Departure

A farewell ceremony is held in Iqaluit as Pope Francis departs Canada.

July 29: Iqaluit

Pope Francis takes part in a community event in Iqaluit on the final day of his visit to Canada. The Inuit community is hosting the event, which is being held in the square outside Nakasuk Elementary School.

July 29: Pope Francis meets with residential school survivors in Quebec City

At the archbishop's residence in Quebec City, Pope Francis meets with a delegation of residential school survivors a number of Indigenous nations.

July 28: Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec

Pope Francis visits the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame in Quebec City.

July 28: Pope Francis performs mass in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

Pope Francis celebrates mass at the national shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Quebec..

July 27: Pope Francis delivers address at the Citadelle in Quebec City

Pope Francis, Governor General Mary Simon, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau address the public following meetings between the pontiff and Canadian dignitaries at the Citadelle in Quebec City.

July 26: Lac Ste. Anne

Pope Francis visits the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage site in Alberta. The annual pilgrimage attracts tens of thousands of Indigenous participants from Canada and the United States.

July 26: Mass in Edmonton

Pope Francis presides over an open-air mass at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, with Indigenous traditions incorporated into the program.

July 25: Pope Francis delivers residential school apology

Pope Francis meets with members of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and with survivors from across the country as he visits the site of the former Ermineskin Residential School in Maskwacis, Alberta. The Ermineskin school was one of the largest institutions of its kind in the country.

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July 25: Treaty Six First Nations hold news conference following papal apology

July 25: Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples

Pope Francis meets with members of the Indigenous and parish communities as he visits the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton.

July 24: Pope Francis arrives in Canada

Indigenous leaders and federal and provincial dignitaries are among those taking part in an official ceremony in Edmonton.

July 21: Treaty Six First Nations leaders discuss upcoming papal visit

Speaking with reporters are Grand Chief George Arcand Jr. of the Confederacy and Chief of Alexander First Nation; Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Chief Tony Alexis; Ermineskin Cree Nation Chief Randy Ermineskin; and Louis Bull Tribe Chief Desmond Bull. They are joined by residential school survivors who are expected to meet with the pontiff.

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: 24-hour support available at 1-866-925-4419.

The official Papal Visit website has livestream interpretation available in Atikamekw, Dene, Eastern Cree, Innu, Inuktitut, Michif Plains Cree, Mi'kmaq, Mohawk, Ojibway, and Witsuwet’in.