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PHOTOS: Pope Francis arrives in Canada

Pope Francis is greeted by a representative of Canada's indigenous peoples upon his arrival in Edmonton, Alberta, on July 24, 2022 at the start of his six-day visit to Canada. / Vatican Media

Edmonton, Canada, Jul 24, 2022 / 16:04 pm (CNA).

Upon his arrival in Edmonton, the pope was greeted by representatives of Canada's indigenous peoples.

Here’s what Pope Francis said on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Pope Francis on July 12, 2022, said the knee pain he experienced for several months “scared me, in the sense of ‘think a little about what your future is going to be like now.’” / Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/ACI Press

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 24, 2022 / 07:55 am (CNA).

The special observance is held on the fourth Sunday in July to roughly coincide with the feast day of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.

Pope Francis begins ‘penitential pilgrimage’ to Canada

Pope Francis prepares to board an ITA Airlines plane for his approximately 10-hour flight from Rome to Edmonton in western Canada on July 24, 2022. / Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Rome, Italy, Jul 24, 2022 / 07:33 am (CNA).

During his six-day trip, he’s expected to meet with and apologize to indigenous Canadians for abuses committed at Church-run residential schools.

Here’s how to receive a plenary indulgence July 24 on the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 23, 2022 / 09:30 am (CNA).

All it takes is a phone call, together with confession, Holy Communion, and prayer.

Pope Francis in Canada: A papal pilgrimage for healing and reconciliation

Pope Francis meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Vatican on May 29, 2017. / © L'Osservatore Romano.

Rome Newsroom, Jul 23, 2022 / 08:15 am (CNA).

The 37th Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis, which will take him to Canada from July 24-30, is a "penitential pilgrimage” that may also help to heal and reconcile another relationship.

‘To guard the charism’: In new decree, Pope Francis makes changes to Opus Dei

Mons. Fernando Ocariz. / Opus Dei Communications Office via Flickr (CC BY NC SA 2.0).

Vatican City, Jul 22, 2022 / 08:20 am (CNA).

Pope Francis issued a document on Friday that changed the oversight of Opus Dei. It also decreed that its leader, the prelate, can no longer be a bishop.

The Church must do more for survivors of sexual abuse, Vatican official says

Father Andrew Small, O.M.I. / Photo courtesy of Father Small.

Vatican City, Jul 22, 2022 / 05:25 am (CNA).

The Church must do more for anyone affected by sexual abuse, “even when the Church can appear tarnished because of these scandals,” and no matter what the local conditions are, according the Father Andrew Small.

FULL TEXT: Statement by the Holy See on German 'Synodal Way'

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. / Lauren Cater/CNA.

CNA Newsroom, Jul 22, 2022 / 03:02 am (CNA).

The Holy See intervened in the German “Synodal Way” on July 21, 2022, warning of a “threat to the unity of the Church.”

Vatican warning: Germany's ‘Synodal Way’ poses ‘threat to the unity of the Church’

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Vatican City, Jul 21, 2022 / 07:25 am (CNA).

The Vatican has issued another warning of a new schism from Germany coming out of the “Synodal Way”.

Pope Francis: The poor suffer the most from heat waves, drought

Pope Francis speaking in St. Peter's Basilica on June 5, 2022. / Vatican Media

Rome Newsroom, Jul 21, 2022 / 07:13 am (CNA).

As Europe faces record high temperatures and summer wildfires, Pope Francis has pointed out that the poor suffer the most from heat waves, drought, and other environmental extremes.