As Lieutenant Governor, I join with my fellow Albertans in wishing a warm welcome to His Holiness Pope Francis to our province.

We recognize the enormous significance of the presence locally by His Holiness, and sincerely hope that this much-awaited visit and his words will bring comfort and solace to Residential School survivors and their descendants.

We wish His Holiness a meaningful ‘Penitential Pilgrimage’ towards Indigenous reconciliation and that its positive impact will be felt across Canada.

Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani AOE, B.Sc., LLD (hon)

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta