His Holiness will visit the Canadian cities of Edmonton, Quebec and Ecuador in northern Canada. This is the fourth visit by a pope to Canada since John Paul II’s visit to Canada in 2002.
“Accepting the invitation of civil and ecclesiastical authorities and tribal communities, the Holy Father Francis will make an apostolic visit to Canada from July 24 to 30, visiting the cities of Edmonton, Quebec and Ecuador.” This was announced today. The director of the Holy See Press Office said the itinerary and other details would be announced in the coming weeks.
The Pope is visiting Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, Canada’s second largest city with the largest number of indigenous people in urban centers.
Francis also visited the city of Icaloid in the north of the country, not far from the Arctic Ocean, which has the largest number of inuits in Canada (approximately 3,900). Pope Francis was personally invited by the Inuit delegation to visit the north of the country. Meeting at the Vatican at the end of March.
The city of Quebec, finally, is “accessible to people who want to see Pope Francis,” says the Canadian Episcopal Conference. The Basilica of Saint-Anne-de-Fப்bre is one of the oldest and most popular pilgrimage sites in North America.