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VIDEO: Joint Indigenous and Bishops delegation to visit Pope Francis in December to prepare for reconciliation visit to Canada

Pope Francis has accepted an invitation from the Bishops of Canada to visit Canada for a pilgrimage of healing and reconciliation with our Indigenous sisters and brothers. A joint delegation to Rome will take place 17-20 December 2021, where Pope Francis will hear directly from Indigenous Peoples on the historical and ongoing legacy of residential schools, as well as their hopes and desires for his visit to Canada.

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VIDEO: Archbishop Smith talks about upcoming Indigenous Delegation to Rome

The delegation departs from Canada on December 14th, and will return on the 21st. Three of the official delegates are from Alberta: Chief Wilton Littlechild of Maskwacis, Angie Crerar of Grande Prairie and Gary Gagnon of St. Albert. While in Rome, the Pope will grant three distinct one-hour private audiences with the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit delegates respectively. These will be followed by a fourth encounter with the entire group, at which other Indigenous people from Canada will be present.

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Letter to the Faithful - Special Delegation of Indigenous Peoples to Encounter Pope Francis in Rome

This meeting with the Holy Father is of immense significance in the history of Indigenous Peoples, our Church, and our country.

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Canadian Bishops invite Residential School Survivors, Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Youth to meet with Pope Francis

The Catholic Bishops of Canada are pleased to announce that 25-30 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Elders, knowledge keepers, residential school survivors, and youth will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican from December 17-20, 2021, accompanied by a small group of Canadian Bishops.

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Pope Francis marks All Souls Day at war memorial

"With war, you lose everything," he said.

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