Papal visit to Quebec on July 27 and 28
Two simple ways to welcome residential school survivors
1- Arrive as soon as possible (as early as 4:00 a.m.) at the shuttles for Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré on July 28
2- Follow public health recommendations during large gatherings and in public transportation
July 26, 2022 – The National Team for the Papal Visit to Canada invites the population to take two simple actions to welcome the survivors of the residential schools who will be converging on Quebec City and Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré in the next few days. In order to allow them to have a good experience at the meeting with Pope Francis on a long journey of healing and reconciliation, two simple actions are proposed. First, arrive as soon as possible (as early as 4:00 a.m.) at the shuttle buses for ticket holders for the Mass at the Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine on July 28. Second, follow public health recommendations during large gatherings and on public transportation.
Several survivors arrive from afar
As many survivors will be making the long journey on the morning of July 28, sometimes well before dawn, we invite ticket holders for the mass at the Sanctuary of Sainte-Anne de Beaupré to arrive as soon as possible (as early as 4:00 a.m.) at the security checkpoints at the Centre Vidéotron (west) and Mont Saint-Anne (east). By arriving early, they will ensure that Aboriginal groups who cannot arrive early do not encounter traffic jams at the security checkpoints.
Arrival window at both ports of call: 4:00 am to 6:30 am.
The last shuttles leave in convoy at 7am.
Reminder of stopover logistics:
- All vehicles must stop at the ports of call.
- Passengers in cars must take shuttles.
- Native and diocesan group coaches must stop at the stops for a brief safety inspection and depart in their coach, in convoy.
- Ticket holders for the interior of the Basilica must pass through security screening at the stopovers before boarding secure shuttles.
Do not show up at the stopover sites or at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré if you do not have a ticket. Participate in the viewing in different ways: on the Plains of Abraham, in the community, on the website visitepapale.ca, on television…
In line with the details issued by Public Health today
As you can see on its website, the Public Health Department invites you to prepare carefully for the event, to take the right actions and to know what to do in case of need. We draw attention to the latest recommendations regarding COVID.
Attention to these precautions is a simple way to care for survivors, most of whom are elderly and more vulnerable to COVID.