Jan 16 2014

January 16, 2014

2018-12-09T21:30:23+00:00January 16th, 2014|

Publication of statement by Sister Marie Zarowny, S.S.A., first presented at time of First Nations/Catholic Church Delegation to Rome and the Historic Meeting with Pope Benedict XVI Rome, April 30, 2009.

An adapted version was given on behalf of Congregations of women religious involved in the Indian Residential Schools of Canada, […]

Dec 19 2011

December 19, 2011

2018-12-09T21:30:36+00:00December 19th, 2011|

Pope Benedict XVI signed a decree officially acknowledging a miracle attributed to the intervention of Blessed Kateri Tekawitha.

Jun 1 2010

June – August 2010

2018-12-06T13:51:27+00:00June 1st, 2010|

Participation of the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council and the Most Rev. Martin Currie, Most Rev. Anthony Mancini and Most Rev. Brian Dunn in a number of events commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Baptism of Chief Membertou, in Port Royal, Halifax and Cape Breton. Pope Benedict XVI appointed His Eminence Marc […]

Nov 26 1997

November 26, 1997

2018-11-30T18:32:14+00:00November 26th, 1997|

Chief Harry Lafond, of the Muskeg Lake Band in Saskatchewan, addressed Pope John Paul II and Bishops attending the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Americas at the Vatican, regarding the relationship between the Christian Churches and the Aboriginal Peoples of America, in response to paragraphs 13, […]

Nov 17 1989

November 17, 1989

2018-11-30T18:32:14+00:00November 17th, 1989|

A group of Innu people from Quebec and Labrador were met in Rome by Pope (now Saint) John Paul II.

Sep 20 1987

September 20, 1987

2018-12-02T22:49:11+00:00September 20th, 1987|

Pope (now Saint) John Paul II addressed the Native Peoples of Canada at Fort Simpson, NT. His plane had been unable to land there in 1984 because of weather conditions; he promised to return and did so en route to the United States.


Sep 18 1984

September 18, 1984

2018-11-30T18:32:14+00:00September 18th, 1984|

Radio and television message of Pope John Paul II to the Native Peoples of Canada, broadcast from Yellowknife Airport, NT.

Sep 15 1984

September 15, 1984

2018-12-06T13:55:26+00:00September 15th, 1984|

A Liturgy of the Word was celebrated with the Native Peoples of Canada by Pope John Paul II at Martyrs’ Shrine (Huronia), Midland, ON. Around the altar with the Holy Father were several Native deacons who had been formed at the Anishinabe Spiritual Centre. The liturgy included smudging as a […]

Sep 10 1984

September 10, 1984

2018-12-02T21:57:57+00:00September 10th, 1984|

In September 1984, Pope (now Saint) John Paul II made a 12-day apostolic visit to 13 sites across Canada. A particular focus was Indigenous peoples. On September 10, he addressed a gathering of Indigenous peoples at the Shrine of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré.



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