Pope Francis lands in Canada for six-day trip

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Pope Francis has landed in Canada for his six-day trip, his first since the bodies of mistreated Indigenous children were discovered near Canadian institutions run by the Catholic Church. The pontiff’s plane arrived at Edmonton airport, the capital of the western Canadian province of Alberta, around noon on Sunday (1800 GMT). The 85-year-old head of the Catholic Church had been set to be formally welcomed there, but had no other appointments scheduled on Sunday. He is due to meet several of Canada’s Indigenous groups, after the nation was rocked by the gruesome discoveries of hundreds of child…

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