Pope Francis arrives in Canada
The papal plane landed at 11:09 am local time at Edmonton International Airport yesterday after the long flight from Rome.
Those greeting Pope Francis included Governor General Mary Simon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Salma Lakhani. The Pope then traveled to St. Joseph Seminary to rest after the long flight for the rest of the day.
This journey marks the start of his 37th Apostolic Journey abroad, what he has called a “penitential pilgrimage” to the nation as a way to contribute to the process of "healing and reconciliation with the country’s indigenous peoples.” Replay of the arrival ceremony
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Source: Vatican News | Photo credits: Lincoln Ho, ArchDiocese of Edmonton, and Vatican News.