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May 13, 2022
Indigenous groups are welcoming news that Pope Francis plans to visit Canada this summer following his apology last month for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in residential schools.
The Vatican said Friday that the pontiff is to stop in Alberta, Quebec and Nunavut, and that the capital cities of Edmonton, Quebec City and Iqaluit are to act as bases for the July 24 to July 29 trip.
The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations is working with The Holy See to plan the Pope’s stop in Alberta, Grand Chief George Arcand said in a statement.