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A Journey
Toward Healing
and Reconciliation

As part of the long process of healing and reconciliation between the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Catholic Church, a delegation of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit survivors, Elders, knowledge keepers, and youth will meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican between March 28th and April 1st, accompanied by several Canadian bishops.

Pope Francis will meet privately with each of the three groups of delegates (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit). These meetings will be an opportunity for the delegates to share openly and from the heart with the Holy Father the pain and sorrow they have experienced as individuals and as communities as a result of Canada's policies of colonization, especially residential schools, and Catholic involvement in these policies and actions. It will also be an opportunity for them to share directly with the pope about their own identities, cultures, expectations, and hopes.

On the final day, the Holy Father will hold a public meeting with all of the delegates as well as all those who have accompanied them on this important journey.

Salt + Light Media is honoured to be among those accompanying the delegates on this important occasion in pursuit of truth, healing, reconciliation, and peace. We will be bringing you daily updates from Rome along with other resources so that you, too, can accompany the delegation in spirit and lift them up with your prayers.

From March 28 to April 1, 2022, a delegation of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit representatives from Canada met with Pope Francis in the Vatican to discuss Catholic involvement in residential schools as well as the lasting impact on Indigenous communities.

Daily Updates

From March 28 to April 1, 2022, a delegation of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit representatives from Canada will meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican to discuss Catholic involvement in residential schools as well as the lasting impact on Indigenous communities. Salt + Light Media will be in Rome for the event and will be providing updates via our website and Salt + Light TV.

Daily Updates

From March 28 to April 1, 2022, a delegation of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit representatives from Canada will meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican to discuss Catholic involvement in residential schools as well as the lasting impact on Indigenous communities. Salt + Light Media will be in Rome for the event and will be providing updates via our website and Salt + Light TV.

Media briefing following the meeting between Pope Francis and delegates from the Métis National Council
March 28, 9 am ET
Media briefing following the meeting between Pope Francis and delegates from the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
March 28, 10 am ET
Media briefing following the meeting between Pope Francis and delegates from the Assembly of First Nations
March 31, 9 am ET
Final Audience between Pope Francis and all the Indigenous delegates.
April 1, 6:00 am ET
Media briefing with all Indigenous partners and the CCCB following the final audience with Pope Francis
April 1, 9:30 am ET

From our blog

From our blog

schedule

March 28 - April 1, 2022

March 28

Meeting of Pope Francis with delegates from the Métis National Council

March 28

Meeting of Pope Francis with delegates from the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

March 31

Meeting of Pope Francis with delegates from the Assembly of First Nations

April 1

Meeting of Pope Francis with entire group

Final audience

On the final day of the delegation of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada to the Holy See, all of the delegates and those who have accompanied them participate in a final audience with Pope Francis in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

Media Briefings

A media briefing will be broadcast live after each meeting of the delegates with Pope Francis. After the live broadcast, you will be able to watch the briefings here.

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