Pope travels to Canada on ‘pilgrimage of penance’ for indigenous abuse

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By Anna Mehler Paperny and Timon Johnson EDMONTON, Alberta (Reuters) – Pope Francis is scheduled to land in Canada on Sunday on what he has called a “pilgrimage of penance” to apologize for the abuse indigenous children endured at hands of largely Catholic-run residential schools. He is expected to touch down in Edmonton in the western province of Alberta at 11:20 a.m. MDT (1720 GMT) Sunday morning – the first of three stops across the country. He is also visiting Quebec City and Iqaluit, the capital of the territory of Nunavut, and departing on Friday. Initial blocs of free tickets for the pu…

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