Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Sergey V. Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, for the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine. Mr. Blinken pressed Mr. Lavrov on topics related to the war and urged Russia to accept a proposal for the release of Brittney Griner and Paul N. Whelan.
During a visit at the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in Edmonton, Alberta, Pope Francis laid out his vision for how the church could achieve reconciliation with representatives of the First Nations, the Métis and the Inuit.
During Pope Francis' trip to Canada, he apologized to Indigenous communities for the Catholic Church's role in running residential schools that separated children from their parents, inflicted sexual and physical abuse and forced assimilation, for more than a century.
Pope Francis began his six-day visit to Canada with a welcome ceremony at an airport. The pope is expected to apologize for abuses that Indigenous communities faced at Catholic-run residential schools.
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