Quiet ceremony on Pope’s arrival to Canada, with anticipation of apology to come – The Globe and Mail

It was, by design, a quiet and understated beginning to a tour of penance and reconciliation generations in the making.

Pope Francis touched down in Alberta just after 11 a.m. on Sunday, after making the 10-hour flight from Rome to Edmonton for an historic Canadian visit. He was met by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor-General Mary Simon, Canada’s first Indigenous Governor-General, for a brief ceremony and greeting.

Flanked by Mr. Trudeau and Ms. Simon, in a trio of chairs on a thin red carpet, Pope Francis shared private words with a procession of local and national political, Indigenous, and church leaders, including Grand Chief George Arcand Jr. of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations, Assembly of First Nations Chief RoseAnne Archibald, Métis Nation of Alberta president Audrey Poitras and Natan Obed, president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.

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