(ZENIT News / Ottawa, 14.07.2022).- In view of Pope Francis visit to Canada, from July 24-30, the Canadian Government announced aid in the amount of Can$35 million in the context of that visit, to enable indigenous peoples and organizations linked to them to travel and take part in the events.
Canada’s Indigenous Services and Indigenous Relations are allocating Can$30.5 million for activities, ceremonies and trips directed by the community for the survivors.
Marc Miller, the Crown’s Minister of Indigenous Relations said previously that the Federal Government would support survivors who wished to attend the events and that planning was underway to avoid a “logistic nightmare.”
From Ottawa it was decided to contribute at least Can$3 million to support indigenous groups in the three regions where the Holy Father will spend some time.
The Pontiff’s journey will begin in Edmonton, continue in Quebec and end in Iqaluit. Can$2 million are being allocated for translations, so that all indigenous peoples can understand the papal message.