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Vatican announces late July visit by Pope Francis to Canada – CBC

Pontiff to make 3 major stops in Edmonton, Quebec City and Iqaluit

May 12, 2022

The Vatican formally announced Friday a visit by Pope Francis to Canada from July 24 to 29.

The Pope will make three main stops, in Edmonton, Quebec City and Iqaluit, during the last week of July. CBC News previously reported the three cities were under strong consideration for the papal visit.

Archbishop Richard Smith, the co-ordinator of the papal visit to Canada, said the Pope’s trip has been limited to only three “hubs” because of the Pope’s mobility issues.

“What’s really directing this is the Pope’s limited ability to get around,” Smith said from Edmonton on Friday.

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