Walking Together logo with Papal visit dates July 24-29, 2022

Edmonton welcomed Pope Francis’ historic visit

Edmonton served as home base for Pope Francis during his visit to Western Canada, from July 24-27, 2022, as the Catholic Church strengthens its efforts to listen to, talk with and learn from residential school survivors, their families and their communities, and offer an apology for the role it played in the residential school system.

The visit was an opportunity for the Catholic Church to continue its healing and reconciliation journey and was a pivotal moment for many residential school survivors and their families.

The City of Edmonton is also on a journey of reconciliation and we look forward to continuing to work with our local First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities on our path of truth and reconciliation.