A chain of cinemas will offer free viewing of the papal visit to Quebec | Community

When Pope Francis visits Canada beginning July 24, he will spend much of his six-day trip, July 27-29, in Quebec City, visiting the Plains of Abraham and celebrating Mass at Sainte-Anne-de -Bowsprit. Tomb.

In order to allow as many people as possible to experience the event collectively in a comfortable setting, Cinémas Guzzo, the largest chain of independent cinemas in Quebec, will offer free viewing of the papal visit to Quebec in the 143 cinemas distributed in 10 complexes spread over the whole territory. the Greater Montreal area.

Guzzo President and CEO Vincenzo Guzzo partnered with Msgr. Arthur Deschênes Foundation to allow the public to attend the broadcast of the mass at the Sainte-Anne de Beaupré Basilica on July 28 at 10 a.m., where more than 15,000 people, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit, survivors, victims of residence schools and their families, will be reunited.

While access to the event in cinemas is free, voluntary donations will be collected under the direction of Msgr. Arthur Deschenes Foundation. These funds will be entirely donated to the capital campaign of the papal visit.

“Pope Francis’ visit is historic,” Guzzo said. “Engaging with Indigenous peoples on Canadian soil is one of many steps forward in discussing the consequences of the actions of members of the Catholic Church, particularly the painful and unacceptable legacy of residential schools in this country. . We can all do our part to build a path to truth and reconciliation, I wanted to contribute as much as I could.

To donate to the fundraising campaign for the Pope’s visit to Canada: www.papalvisit.ca

— A. Bonaparte

— Cinemas Guzzo

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