July 20, 2022 – As communities prepare to welcome Pope Francis in less than a week for his Canadian visit, we recognize that many will be unable to travel to Alberta, Québec or Nunavut to experience events in person. We also recognize the significance of the papal visit for residential school and day school Survivors, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and all those who support them.
In addition to substantive coverage from Canadian and international broadcasters, multilingual livestreams will be made available to bring the papal visit virtually to as many people as possible.
The Government of Canada is funding the simultaneous interpretation of events in a broad range of languages:
- Interpretation will be available in Algonquin, Atikamekw, Cree (East), Cree (Plains), Dene, Innu, Inuktitut, Michif, Mi’kmaw, Mohawk, Ojibway, and Witsuwet’in.
- Two livestreams offering American Sign Language and Quebec Sign Language interpretation will also be made available.
- Viewers can also watch livestream interpretation in English, French and Spanish.
Those wishing to view livestreams with commentary can also watch Vatican TV livestreams in the following languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Portuguese.
We are grateful to all those who have worked so diligently to make the Papal Visit to Canada accessible in so many languages to help communicate and foster a message of reconciliation, healing and hope.