On July 24–29, 2022, Pope Francis will make a historic visit to Canada, where he will meet with many Indigenous Peoples across the country and issue an in-person apology for the Catholic Church's involvement in the residential school system, which for nearly 200 years waged a cultural war on Canada's Indigenous Peoples.
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U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. met with Pope Francis at the Vatican this morning. President Biden presented the pope with a "command coin" commemorating his late son Beau's Army unit, the 261st Signal Brigade. Explaining that the coins are given to warriors and leaders, the president told Pope Francis, "You are one of the most significant warriors for peace I've ever met."