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Indigenous papal visit postponed to 2022 amid concerns around Omicron

An upcoming trip by Indigenous leaders to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican has officially been postponed. Leaders from the three national Indigenous organizations who were set to send delegates as well as the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the decision this afternoon.

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The pride flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill after a flag raising ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Indigenous papal visit postponed to 2022 amid concerns around Omicron

An upcoming trip by Indigenous leaders to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican has officially been postponed. Leaders from the three national Indigenous organizations who were set to send delegates as well as the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the decision this afternoon.