The Virgin of Guadalupe was present in a special way on the second day of Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Canada, on his eighth visit to the American continent.
At the end of his meeting with the indigenous peoples of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit, in the town of Maskawakis, south of Edmonton, the Holy Fathers received from Ms. Diego Ravelli, Master of Papal Liturgical Ceremonies, a stole containing a stole. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was clearly seen.
All visits of Pope Francis to America:
2015 Bolivia Ecuador Paraguay
2015 Cuba United States
2016 Cuba Mexico
2018 Chile Peru
2022 (Canada)#walking together
— ACI Press (@aciprensa) 24 July 2022
After receiving the stole with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Pope Francis prayed to Our Father and blessed the hundreds of people present at the meeting in English.
Jesuit priest Antonio Spadaro, director of the magazine La Civilta Católica, shared a photograph of the stole, describing it as a “homage to the indigenous people”.
“The beautiful image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, also symbolizes the bond between all indigenous peoples,” said Father Spadaro.
stole that #pope francesco Will wear. Tributes from the indigenous people. The beautiful image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, also symbolizes the bond between all indigenous peoples. I #papineCanada #walking together @papal_visit @visit_papale pic.twitter.com/o1xxkRRwu6
— Antonio Spadaro (@antoniospadaro) 25 July 2022
From July 24 to 30, Pope Francis makes an apostolic visit to Canada, where he will meet various indigenous communities. Since his arrival, the Holy Father has “repeated his request for forgiveness for the evil that so many Christians had done against the indigenous people.”