Pope Francis in Canada

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Pope Francis attends a closed-door meeting with Jesuits in Québec, Canada, July 29, 2022.

Pope Francis to Canada’s Jesuits: ‘When there is conflict the liturgy is always mistreated’

Aug 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told Jesuits in Canada about how his experience in Latin America formed his beliefs about synodality, liturgy, and... Read more

Pope Francis walked with a cane into Paul VI Hall for his Wednesday audience on Aug. 3, 2022.

Pope Francis: Canada is ‘writing a new page’ in Church’s relationship with indigenous peoples

Aug 3, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope said that his visit to Canada was "a different journey” from the other international trips of his pontificate. Read more

Pope Francis speaking to journalists on the flight from Canada to Rome, Italy, on July 30, 2022

Full text: Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Canada

Jul 30, 2022

By Pope Francis

Pope Francis returned to Rome on Saturday after a week-long trip to Canada. During the July 24 to 30 trip,... Read more

Pope Francis address indigenous young people and elders in Iqaluit, Canada, on July 29, 2022, on the final day of his weeklong trip to Canada.

Choose light over darkness, Pope Francis tells young people in Iqaluit

Jul 29, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Some of those indigenous people assembled to listen to the pope had met with him at the Vatican in March. Read more

Stained glass window depicting St. Joseph.

Pope Francis gifts his ‘dearest friend’ to Canada: St. Joseph

Jul 29, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The 85-year-old pontiff gifted a statue of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus to the archbishop’s residence in Québec City. Read more

Pope Francis address representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples at the archbishop's residence in Québec City.

Pope Francis praises Canada’s indigenous people as he departs Québec

Jul 29, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The pope's next, and final stop, in Canada is Iqaluit, in the country's northernmost territory. Read more

Pope Francis reads during the Vespers service on July 28, 2022, at the Cathedral Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec in Québec, Canada.

Pope Francis: Complaining that the world is evil is ‘not Christian’

Jul 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The pope spoke Thursday evening at the Cathedral Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec to those engaged in pastoral ministry. Read more

Two Inuit children return from school past a stop sign written in English in October 2002 in Iqaluit, northern Canada. Iqaluit is the capitol of Nunavut Territory in the Canadian Arctic.

Pope Francis’ Canada trip: What is Iqaluit and why is he going there?

Jul 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Katie Yoder

Pope Francis is set to fly to Iqaluit, Canada, on July 29, the last stop of his “penitential pilgrimage” to... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Québec, Canada, on July 27, 2022.

Pope Francis expresses ‘deep shame’ in Canada, warns of new ‘cancel culture’

Jul 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the harm done to indigenous Canadians by Catholics in a Wednesday address before top... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Vatican on May 29, 2017.

Did Pope Francis meet Justin Trudeau before? Here’s what you need to know as the two meet today

Jul 27, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Today’s encounter wasn’t Pope Francis’ first meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read more

Pope Francis blesses the crowds at Ste. Anne Shrine at Lac Ste. Anne in Alberta, Canada.

Pope Francis blesses the water, pilgrims at Lac Ste. Anne in Canada

Jul 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis concluded his second full day in Canada with a visit to Lac Ste. Anne, the site of one... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass from the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 26, 2022.

Pope Francis preaches on sharing faith with love before 50,000 at largest stadium in Canada

Jul 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Developing a theme he introduced earlier in his "penitential pilgrimage," the pope reflected on the importance of presenting the faith... Read more

A teddy bear sits beside a lantern outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School where flowers and cards have been left as part of a growing makeshift memorial created in response to media reports that the "remains" of 215 children have been discovered buried near the facility in Kamloops on June 5, 2021.

No remains unearthed yet from Canada’s residential school grave sites

Jul 25, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell, Katie Yoder

No excavation has been done at suspected grave sites at residential schools in Canada. Yet media outlets continue to report... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at a meeting with indigenous peoples and members of Sacred Heart parish in Edmonton, Canada, July 25, 2022.

Pope Francis: Christ offers example of reconciliation through suffering

Jul 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Speaking to a group of Catholics at Sacred Heart parish in Edmonton July 25, Pope Francis reiterated his “shame” and... Read more

Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with indigenous peoples in Maskwacis, Canada, July 25, 2022.

Pope Francis apologizes for harm done to indigenous Canadians at residential schools

Jul 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In a speech in rural Canada before a crowd of indigenous Canadian people, Pope Francis publicly apologized for the Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis is greeted by a representative of Canada's indigenous peoples upon his arrival in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 24, 2022 at the start of his six-day visit to Canada.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis arrives in Canada

Jul 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Upon his arrival in Edmonton, the pope was greeted by representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples. Read more

Pope Francis prepares to board an ITA Airlines plane for his approximately 10-hour flight from Rome to Edmonton in western Canada on July 24, 2022.

Pope Francis begins ‘penitential pilgrimage’ to Canada

Jul 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

During his six-day trip, he’s expected to meet with and apologize to indigenous Canadians for abuses committed at Church-run residential... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address, July 17, 2022.

Pope Francis' visit to Canada: A CNA explainer

Jul 23, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis is set to arrive in Canada on July 24, arriving back in Rome on July 30. During his... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis entrusts Canada trip to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Jul 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis visited a Roman basilica on Friday to ask for the Virgin Mary's intercession and protection ahead of his... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the First Nations at the Vatican on March 31, 2022.

Pope Francis: Canada visit will be a ‘penitential pilgrimage’

Jul 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will travel to the Canadian cities of Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit from July 24-29. Read more