Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 1, 2022 / 11:10 am
Pope Francis will meet with a delegation from Canada the last week of March, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announced in a joint statement on Tuesday.
“Working closely with the Vatican, new dates have been confirmed. The Holy Father is now scheduled to meet with individual Indigenous delegations the week of March 28, 2022. A final audience with all participants will take place on Friday, April 1, 2022,” said the Feb. 1 statement.
This visit was initially scheduled for December 2021. It was postponed due to a surge in coronavirus cases.
The statement added that this trip is subject to change if the COVID-19 situation worsens, and that they will be “traveling only when we feel it is safe to do so.”