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Adrian Gunner, representing the Assembly of First Nations, presents Pope Francis with snowshoes made of black ash with caribou sinew and artificial sinew in the Vatican's Clementine Hall April 1, 2022.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis will meet members of Canada’s Indigenous communities in late July, visiting the cities of Edmonton, Quebec, and Iqaluit in Nunavut, the country’s most northern region.
Gerard O’Connell
In this exclusive interview, Canadian Archbishop Don Bolen shares the significance of the pope’s meeting with Indigenous survivors of Canada’s residential schools and what he expects from the pope’s pledged visit to Canada.
Inside the Vatican
Pope Francis hopes to visit Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan in July, with possible trips to Ukraine and Lebanon before that. But this past weekend, the pope struggled to move around during his trip to Malta.
Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” survivors explain their hopes for what healing can look like when the church and indigenous people face the truth together.
Indigenous performer Danielle Migwans attends a march on Canada Day in Toronto on July 1, 2021, after the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of two former residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada. More than two dozen Indigenous delegates, accompanied by a handful of Canadian bishops, plan to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican March 28-April 1. (CNS photo/Carlos Osorio, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Miriane Demers-Lemay
To face the challenge of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, Canada’s bishops will need to reinvent themselves.
FaithFaith and Reason
Pamela Walsh
When victims and survivors of sexual abuse are blamed, marginalized, stigmatized or silenced, they can be traumatized all over again. The Archdiocese of Regina is trying something new in its work with survivors.