#BreakingNews WATCH Live Pope Francis Arrives in Quebec and Meets Authorities and Indigenous at Citadelle de Québec

Apostolic Journey to Canada: Meeting with the Civil Authorities, with the representatives of the Indigenous Peoples and with the Diplomatic Corps at the "Citadelle de Québec" (Second Video below shows airplane arrival)

  • PRESS Play on Video Below to See the Pope's Address starting at the 21:00 minute Mark:

Arrival in Québec City
  • Pope Francis arrives in Québec City. The plane stops on the tarmac and a similar rhythm follows as was the case in Edmonton. Officials make their way out of the front of the plane, Vatican Accredited Media Personnel (VAMP) make their way out of the rear exit of the plane and the Holy Father is assisted by an ambulift to exit the plane on the rear side of the aircraft.
  • A Fiat 500X takes the Holy Father to an Executive Lounge entrance where he exchanges brief greetings with a small arrival party. As Pope Francis greets the special guests, members of the entourage and media traveling with the pope board buses. The motorcade departs shortly thereafter for the Citadelle de Québec.

Airport Arrival Greeting Party (subject to change)
The Honourable J. Michel Doyon
Lieutenant Governor of Québec

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Health
Elder Hélène Mollen (Innus of Ekuanitshit)
Ms. Anthonia Paul (Innus of Pessamit)
Mr. Rémy Vincent
Grand Chief, Huron-Wendat Nation
Ms. Mandy Gull-Masty
Grand Chief, Cree Nation Government
The Honourable François Legault
Premier of Quebec
His Worship Bruno Marchand
Mayor of Québec City
His Worship Jacques Bouchard
Mayor of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
The Most Rev. Marc Pelchat
Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Quebec

Arrival at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec
(Notes courtesy Rideau Hall Press Office and the Prime Minister’s Office)

Her Excellency and the Prime Minister will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis upon his arrival at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec.

Meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis & Cardinal Pietro Parolin
The Governor General will meet with His Holiness Pope Francis. Following the meeting with the Holy Father, the Governor General will meet with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See.

The Prime Minister will meet with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Following the meeting, the Prime Minister will have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis.
Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec

Addresses to Canadians
Governor General Simon and Pope Francis will deliver addresses to all Canadians on the occasion of the papal visit.
Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle of Québec
Following the addresses to Canadians, the Holy Father departs the Citadelle of Québec, making his way via popemobile to the Plains of Abraham where he will make a Giro (tour) among the people gathered. Following the Giro, the Holy Father travels to the residence of the Archbishop of Québec, where he will reside during his stay in the province. The media has open access to the Plains of Abraham all the time - no overpass or secure bus transport required. Go at your leisure. There will be excellent content there.

On the Plains of Abraham on Wednesday, July 27 from 1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., a special musical program will take place featuring Indigenous and Non-Indigenous artists building on the theme: “Walking Together: Hope for Reconciliation”. See the media release here for more information. On July 27, the public will also be able to view the arrival of Pope Francis in Quebec, speeches at the Citadelle of Québec and the Mass at Ste. Anne de-Beaupre (July 28) on large screens offered at the Plains.
Present at the Plains of Abraham will also be Puamun Meshkenu: The marchers are currently walking 275 km and will reach the Plains of Abraham at the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand between 1 and 2 p.m. on July 27. They will then begin the final leg of their walk and will be welcomed into the heart of the program immediately after Pope Francis’ arrival at the Quebec City airport. A delegation will testify on the main stage about their experience and their common goal of healing and reconciliation.