The Apostolic See of Rome has released details regarding Pope Francis’ papal visit to Canada, July 24-29, 2022.
The Pope’s visit will provide an opportunity for him to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness, and to address the impact of residential schools in Canada. The papal visit will also provide an opportunity for the shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to connect with the Catholic community in Canada.
The Holy Father will travel within Alberta (based in Edmonton) from July 24-27, followed by a visit to Quebec City and Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré, July 27-29. Pope Francis will visit Iqaluit, Nunavut the afternoon of July 29 before returning to Rome.
Drawing on the theme, “Walking Together”, the Holy Father’s journey of reconciliation, healing and hope includes visits to a former residential school, Indigenous pilgrimage sites, two public Masses and a mix of private and public events.
There will be tickets available (free) for a limited number of events, all of which will be broadcast and accessible via livestream.
Visit here for Bishop David’s interview about the Ukrainian Catholic Church’s journey with Indigenous peoples and his hopes for Pope Francis’s visit.
Salt & Light Catholic Media Foundation has a dedicated site for information and broadcast details for the papal visit.
Novalis has also produced a digital resource that includes texts for all the liturgies presided by Pope Francis, prayers as well as reflections on the significance of the Papal Visit.
For further information, see also the program announcement issued by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Please continue to pray for the health of Pope Francis and for all those engaged in the ongoing healing and reconciliation journey.
We pray for the health of Pope Francis as he prepares to visit Canada in July. May God bless the Holy Father with the strength and stamina to travel to our country for a visit of healing, hope, and reconciliation.
We pray for the Papal Visit to Canada this July. May the journey serve as a moment of healing and reconciliation for Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, residential school survivors, and all those working on the path to truth and understanding.
We look forward to welcoming Pope Francis to Canada!