Edmonton, Canada, Jul 24, 2022 / 16:04 pm
Pope Francis arrived in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday to begin his six-day visit to Canada.
During his cross-country journey, the 85-year-old pope is expected to meet with and apologize to indigenous Canadians for abuses committed at Church-run residential schools. The pope’s itinerary includes stops in Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. He returns to Rome on Saturday, July 30.
Following a flight from Rome that lasted more than 10 hours, the pope was greeted at Edmonton International Airport by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other dignitaries.
Pope Francis greeted representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples inside an airport hangar.