Many Indigenous children were abused at the Catholic-run schools, thousands are believed to have died of disease, malnutrition or neglect in what Francis said after his Canada trip was 'genocide'.
“I’ll try to continue to do the trips and be close to people because I think it’s a way of servicing, being close. But more than this, I can’t say,” he said on Saturday.
Francis said he repeatedly condemned the system that severed family ties and attempted to impose new cultural beliefs as "catastrophic" to generations of Indigenous peoples.
Ottawa has admitted that physical and sexual abuse was rampant at the schools, with students beaten for speaking their native languages.
Pope Francis will pause at the sites of the Ermineskin Indian Residential school and nearby cemetery before speaking in a large open area to school survivors, their relatives and other supporters.
In a recent interview, he had repeated his often-stated position that he might resign someday if failing health made it impossible for him to run the Church.
For observers of the church, it will come as no surprise that Francis has finally named an Amazonian cardinal, given the importance the region has had for his papacy and the attention he has shown it.
Pelosi’s home archbishop in San Francisco, had said that he will no longer allow her to receive the sacrament in his archdiocese because of her support for abortion rights.
Patnaik, who is on an 11-day foreign tour, had met Pope Francis on June 22, with the saffron party questioning his intention of meeting the Catholic Church head.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday met Pope Francis in the Vatican City and presented him a pattachitra, an ancient cloth based scroll painting unique to Odisha.
The Centre had last year denied permission to Mamata Banerjee to attend a conference in Rome. This is Patnaik’s first international visit in the last 10 years and the second since he took over as CM.
Those rumours gained steam last week when Francis announced a consistory to create 21 new cardinals scheduled for August 27.
Francis read out his choices at the end of his traditional Sunday greetings to the public in St. Peter's Square.
A decade after he was declared blessed, Devasahayam Pillai was conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at the Vatican around 2.30pm on Sunday.
Pope Francis says Russia's war in Ukraine is particularly 'barbarous' given that it involves Christians killing fellow Christians in a scandal that should drive the faithful toward unity.
"May there be peace for war-torn Ukraine, so sorely tried by the violence and destruction of the cruel and senseless war into which it was dragged," the pontiff said.
The statement also said there were other underlying factors behind the decision apart from canonical and legal factors.
Francis is likely to encourage Europe’s embrace of Ukrainian refugees while also urging countries to extend the same welcome to migrants coming from Libya and elsewhere.
Pope also pointed out that the Archdiocese had chosen a path to continue following the particular liturgical form marking isolation from the rest of the Church.
Pope Francis has urged the Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly to adhere to the ‘synodal decision concerning the form of celebration of the Holy Qurbana by Easter 2022’.