We are pleased to see so many people responding to the opportunity to attend Mass with Pope Francis, walking together on a journey of reconciliation.
Approximately 16,000 seats were reserved today. The next block of seats will open on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. (Mountain Time).
We are using a block approach in releasing seats because our priority is that there is significant space reserved for Indigenous participants at all events. Prior to the public release of tickets, we have provided National Indigenous Organizations (NIO’s), Catholic dioceses traveling with survivors and other Indigenous partners information regarding priority seating. Lists of participants have already been completed or are currently being prepared.
We thank those who weren’t able to get tickets today for their patience and encourage them to try again next week as we release the second block on Monday. More information can be found at papalvisit.ca.
In these final weeks, the Alberta planning committee is working hard to prepare to welcome the Holy Father on this historic pilgrimage of healing, reconciliation and hope.
Information regarding priority seating allocations for residential school survivors, Elders and knowledge keepers has been provided to National Indigenous Organizations (NIO’s), and to Catholic dioceses traveling with survivors and other Indigenous partners.
Lists of delegates have already been completed or are being prepared. Please connect with your respective NIO, diocese or Indigenous partner.
If you are a residential school or day school survivor and do not have contact with an Indigenous organization, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so that we can be sure to accommodate you.
For people who cannot attend, especially those who are unable to leave their homes, public events that the Pope undertakes will be shared on social platforms and made available to registered media via video link. All major TV stations across Canada will air them live.