Papal planning: Workers build stage at Iqaluit school Pope Francis will visit

Workers from NCC Development Ltd. set up a temporary stage Tuesday outside Nakasuk Elementary School in Iqaluit. Pope Francis is expected to arrive in Iqaluit on Friday to meet with survivors of the residential school system once run by the Catholic Church, before holding a public event around 5 p.m. It’s estimated 150,000 Inuit, First Nations, and Metis children attended residential schools from the 1800s up to the 1990s. Many Indigenous children suffered abuse there. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

By Madalyn Howitt

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