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Pope Francis Comes to Canada: A Papal Pilgrimage of Penance

Clockwise from left: Elder Lawrence, 86, holds a picture of him meeting Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in 1982. Lawrence was there to represent his Indigenous community. Karen Wildcat hopes the papal visit will bring healing; Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton discusses the trip, which he coordinated on a national level. Elder Fernie Marty references a statue of Mary dressed in Native attire as he speaks with EWTN’s Colm Flynn.

Indigenous representatives and Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton discuss the legacy of Canada’s residential-school system and their hopes regarding the visit of Pope Francis.