Pope’s Quebec Mass deemed ‘inauthentic’ by many

Many people present at the event also thought that the $100 million spent on the visit would have been better spent providing clean drinking water to Indigenous communities.

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This is just an excerpt from the The Ezra Levant Show. To see new, ad-free episodes, which air Monday - Friday @8pm ET | 6pm MT, become a subscriber to RebelNews+This episode originally aired on July 28, 2022.


On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, guest host David Menzies spoke with Rebel News reporter Alexa Lavoie about her coverage of the Pope’s visit to Canada, the purpose being to apologize to Indigenous communities for the Catholic church's involvement in residential schools.

David asked Alexa what she thought about the suggestions from many that the Vatican should be helping fund clean drinking water for the native reserves that still don’t have them, instead of just delivering verbal apologies. 

Alexa responded by saying that the Pope’s visit cost roughly $100 million, which was paid partly by the Vatican and partly by Canadian taxpayers. She said that many people present at the event thought that the money would have been better spent providing clean drinking water to Indigenous communities. 

Another notable reaction from the public was that some found the Pope’s Quebec speech to be inauthentic compared to his seemingly genuine and emotional statements and prayers in Edmonton. During the Quebec speech, the Pope mixed in irrelevant topics such as the war in Ukraine and climate change. 

Alexa pointed out that while Quebec Premier Legault and Prime Minister Trudeau both still like to preach to others about following COVID rules, such as wearing a mask and social distancing, neither of them followed their own advice when they met the Pope and shook his hand.

“Legault and Trudeau was [were] present [in the presence] of the Pope, that [who] is 86 years old and not really in good shape. But, none of them was [were] wearing a mask!’ she remarked. 

For all our coverage of Pope Francis’ visit, and for real conversations about the issues that matter surrounding Indigenous issues, be sure to visit PopeReports.com. This is also the spot to chip in if you want to help cover the extensive costs associated with covering this historic event.

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