Pope Francis told reporters on his return flight from a lengthy 6-day trip to Canada that his ongoing health troubles, including osteoarthritis of the knee, could force him to slow down, at least in terms of international travel.
Pope Francis Entrusts new Relationship With Indigenous to St. Anne, Mary and St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Meeting Indigenous survivors of residential schools in Canada, Pope Francis entrusted them and the journey of truth, healing and reconciliation to three women: St. Anne, Mary and St. Kateri Tekakwitha.
Church Cannot Flee Failures, but Must Reconcile With Indigenous, Pope Says
In the face of sin and failure, the temptation to wallow in despair and do nothing comes from the devil, Pope Francis said.
In Quebec, Pope Condemns Modern Colonization of Indigenous
Pope Francis arrived in Quebec Wednesday, where he reiterated his apology to the country’s Indigenous peoples for the Catholic Church’s historic role in the “violent opposition” of their culture and condemned both new and old forms of colonization.
‘I Am Sorry’: Canadian Indigenous React to Papal Apology
The words “I am sorry” are powerful. For Tammy Ward of the Samson First Nation, those words from Pope Francis brought tears as she listened on the Muskwa, or Bear Park, Powwow Grounds.
Canadian Indigenous Grateful for Papal Apology, But They Want More
Survivors of Canada’s residential school system who were present for Pope Francis’ apology Monday described the moment as historic and “bittersweet,” but said the highly anticipated mea culpa will only be meaningful if it’s followed by concrete action.
Indigenous and Catholic: One Can Proudly Be Both, Pope Francis Says
While presented as missionary work, the operation of residential schools by Catholics in Canada was actually an attempt to impose European culture on Canada’s Indigenous people, Pope Francis said.
Holy Father to Indigenous in Canada: ‘I Beg Forgiveness’
The first step of Pope Francis’ “penitential pilgrimage” to Canada involved him returning two pairs of children’s moccasins.
Pope Francis Arrives in Canada Focused on Elders and on Repentance
After a flight of more than 10 hours from Rome, Pope Francis landed in Edmonton and met briefly at the airport with Indigenous leaders, Canada’s governor general and prime minister before heading to the local seminary for a rest.
Indigenous Priest Shares Practices That Will be Part of Pope Francis’ Canada Trip
When Pope Francis travels to Canada to apologize to Indigenous communities for the way the Catholic Church joined efforts to uproot them from their traditional culture and spirituality, their traditions will be on full display.