Pope Francis Canadian Visit

Archbishop Marcel Damphousse welcomes the Vatican's release of additional details regarding the Papal Visit to Canada, July 24-29, 2022.


The Pope’s visit will provide an opportunity for the Holy Father to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness, and address the impact of residential schools in Canada. The papal visit will also provide an opportunity for the shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to connect with the Catholic community in Canada.


The Holy Father will travel within Alberta (based in Edmonton) from July 24-27, followed by a visit to Quebec City and Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré, July 27-29. Pope Francis will visit Iqaluit, Nunavut the afternoon of July 29 before returning to Rome.


Drawing on the theme, “Walking Together”, the Holy Father’s journey of reconciliation, healing, and hope includes visits to a former residential school, Indigenous pilgrimage sites, two public Masses, and a mix of private and public events.


There will be tickets available (free) for a limited number of events, all of which will be broadcast and accessible via livestream.


For ticket information, to volunteer, donate or learn more, visit www.papalvisit.ca (English) or www.visitepapale.ca (French).


Please continue to pray for the health of Pope Francis and for all those engaged in the ongoing healing and reconciliation journey.

CCCB Statement

Apology from Catholic Bishops of Canada to Indigenous Peoples for Church's role in Residential Schools.


uing the dispensation from the requirement to attend Sunday Mass for a period of time. Parishes are encouraged to continue livestream Masses during this time.


Statement from Archbishop Marcel Damphousse of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall on the Discovery of the Remains of 215 Children at the Former Indian Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia