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Pope planning to visit Canada

Pope Francis will visit Canada between July 24th and 29th, and he’ll be using Quebec City, Edmonton, and Iqaluit as the bases for his journey.

Bishop Thomas Dowd, Bishop of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, welcomed the Pope’s commitment to healing and reconciliation.

The Vatican says details of his itinerary will be set after consultations with indigenous groups.

The visit comes after Francis apologized in April for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s residential school system.

His visit will likely see a more expansive apology, and Catholic officials say it will be another step in the reconciliation and healing process.

Ongoing updates will be provided at www.papalvisit.ca

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