Archbishop Richard Smith
Appointed Archbishop of Edmonton on March 22, 2007. Archbishop Smith served as General Co-ordinator of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Canada, July 24 – 29, 2022. This was the fourth papal visit to Canada and the first since Saint John Paul II’s journey in 2002.
His Grace will speak to us on Friday morning about how we as members of the Catholic Women’s League and women of faith can Walk Together in building God’s Kingdom in our Alberta Mackenzie communities.
Chief Wilton Littlechild
Chief Wilton Littlechild is the former Grand Chief of The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and one of the three national commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He was instrumental in bringing Pope Francis to Canada last year.
Chief Littlechild will share with us his story and passion in bringing Pope Francis to Canada last summer. He will suggest ways that we can continue the journey of Reconciliation with our Indigenous Sisters & Brothers.
National CWL President
Fran Lucas currently serves as National President of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada from 2021-2023.
She and her husband, George reside in Edmonton and are parishioners at St. Joseph’s Basilica.
Fran will speak to the National Theme of Catholic & Living It and provide updates from National Council.