Watch Pope Francis’ outdoor mass in Edmonton
Pope Francis is in Edmonton for an outdoor mass on Tuesday morning.
Mass at Commonwealth Stadium begins at 10:15 a.m. MT, but attendees are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. The gates to the football stadium open at 7:30 a.m.
Global News will broadcast the Mass and the events leading up to it live in this article. Live coverage begins around 9:00 a.m. MT on Tuesday.
What you need to know about Pope Francis’ Mass in Edmonton
The Mass is just part of the Pope’s visit to the Edmonton area, which began Sunday when he landed at the airport.
On Monday, the Pope joined survivors of the Ermineskin Indian Residential School in Maskwacis, Alta. The pope also stopped at Sacred Heart Church of First Peoples, an aboriginal church in downtown Edmonton.
While in Maskwacis, Francis expressed his grief and asked for forgiveness for the role of the Roman Catholic Church in the cultural destruction and forced assimilation of Indigenous peoples, which resulted in residential schools.
« I am deeply sorry, » he said.
Pope Francis ‘deeply sorry’ asks forgiveness for residential schools during visit to Alberta
Tickets for Tuesday morning mass were free and went live in three separate blocks. Many tickets were reserved for Residential/Day School Survivors, Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
After Tuesday’s Mass, the Pope is due to visit Lac Ste. Anne, where a great pilgrimage takes place every year.
‘I am deeply sorry’: Pope Francis apologizes to Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors during historic visit to Canada
Pope Francis’ visit to Canada will then continue in Quebec City on July 27, where he will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Governor General Mary Simon. He is to have private meetings at The Citadel and deliver a public speech later.
The pontiff must then go to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré on July 28 for a mass. Between 10,000 and 15,000 guests are expected.
Get up early for those attending Pope’s Mass near Quebec City while visiting Canada
Pope Francis is due to meet with indigenous leaders in eastern Canada on July 29 before flying to Iqaluit. Once there, the pope will have a private meeting with residential school survivors before attending a public community event.
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