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(Continued from page 1) Stella ' to implore the help of Heaven." special During the ecial audience, on Monday for the 1,200 Canadian pilgrims, who included the 51 air crash dead, the Pope had told them that Canada was " truly privileged and favoured by God in exceptional measure."

He praised the work of Mother Bourgeoys, and asked : "Without Marguerite Bourgeoys would Canada be what she is today ?"

In coming to take part in her beatification, said the Holy Father.

you have done more than fulfill your devotion; you have also paid, • in part at least, a debt of recognition too great ever to be fully paid.

" It is Impossible to evaluate the greatness and the usefulness of her part in the Catholic development of your beautiful country."

The Pope had spoken to them in French and English and had heard them sing 0 Canada and Notre Dante. Then he had walked slowly through the crowd, stopping here and to chat with the pilgrims and their leaders.

Before the audience ended, the Holy Father imparted a special benediction on all those present. on their families and on the Canadian nation.

Mgr. Maurice Roy. Archbishop of Quebec. was on The spot to hold the final services for the victims who were brought down the mountain side on Wednesday afternoon. Without hesitation, Mgr. Roy arranged for a cliartered plane to take him to the scene of the disaster as soon as the news reached him in Rome. His secretary was among the victims.




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