The pope's visit to Quebec City on Wednesday is planned to the minute. Will you be there?
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After arriving at Jean-Lesage International Airport in Quebec around 3:05 p.m., it is first on the road to the airport that people will be able to see the Holy Father, who will then be traveling by car.
Pope Francis will then head to the Citadel of Quebec, around 3:20 p.m. Fences are installed all along the route on the Avenue where he will circulate to greet the crowds. The course should last about twenty minutes while the last minute preparations are underway.
“It's moving. These are intense weeks of work that materialize so that we can experience such an important moment for our population,” explains Valérie Dion-Roberge, spokesperson for the Diocese of Quebec.
“We are in the details to tie up, it's going well. All the big pieces, everyone worked amazing.”
After an official event at the citadel of Quebec, it is on the Plains of Abraham that the pope will make a walkabout. Around 5:30 p.m. on board the Popemobile, he will take the entrance to the Croix du Sacrifice sur Georges-VI and complete a loop of around 1 kilometer, before returning under the Porte Saint-Louis towards the archdiocese where the Vatican flag.
And for those who will be on the Plains of Abraham, there will be water supply stations, there will be foggers, but also a space reserved for people with reduced mobility with an access ramp. Hundreds of spaces are available here.
Water supply stations, foggers and a space reserved for people with reduced mobility will be available on the Plains of Abraham. Public health will also distribute masks and disinfectants.
At Université Laval, at the corner of 41e and Henri-Bourassa, then in the Hydro-Québec parking lot, rue Decelles, in the Lebourgneuf sector.
Thursday, when boarding the shuttles to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, public health will distribute disinfectant and masks.
“We encourage people who have specific medical conditions, people who are immunocompromised, for example, it is certain that we should really have the mask. Wear it, not just bring it,” explains Dr. Jacques Girard, medical assistant to the director of regional public health.