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Pope Francis Begins ‘Penitential Pilgrimage’ to Canada

Daniel IbañezPope Francis prepares to board an ITA Airlines plane for his approximately 10-hour flight from Rome to Edmonton in western Canada on July 24.

In lieu of his customary Sunday reflection before the recitation of the Angelus at the Vatican, the Holy Father made brief remarks aboard the plane related to Sunday’s observance of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.