Vatican City, Mar 23, 2022 / 10:15 am
Pope Francis will meet with a delegation of Canadian Indigenous people and Catholic bishops at the Vatican from March 28 to April 1, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday.
On March 28-31, the pope will meet with the Indigenous groups individually, before a final audience on April 1 in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall. Members of the Canadian bishops’ conference will also take part.
The delegation’s week-long visit will also include attendance at the pope’s Sunday Angelus and Wednesday general audience, as well as a private tour of the Vatican Museums.
The visit was initially scheduled to take place in December 2021, but was postponed due to an uptick in coronavirus cases. The new dates were announced on Feb. 1 by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.