Lac-Megantic Train Disaster

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, right, flanked by his wife Suzanne Pilote, during the pontiff's weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Couillard invites Pope Francis to Montreal for city's 375th birthday in 2017

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard met briefly with Pope Francis on Wednesday and invited the pontiff to Montreal to attend the city's 375th-anniversary celebrations in 2017. Couillard had a 45-second conversation with the pontiff at the Vatican and said it touched him very deeply. Couillard's one-on-one encounter with the leader of the Roman Catholic Church took place at the Pope's weekly genera…

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