'I've waited 50 years for this apology,' says residential school survivor on Pope's statement
In his first public address since arriving in Canada, Pope Francis expressed deep sorrow for harms suffered at residential schools and asked forgiveness for church members' co-operation with government policies of assimilation.
‘Emotional day’: How people are reacting to Pope Francis’s residential-schools apology
It’s the second apology delivered by the Pope this year, the first being in Rome where he asked for God’s forgiveness for the deplorable conduct of church members for their role in residential schools in Canada.
Prayers and tears: Scenes from the Pope's apology for residential schools
MASKWACIS – For minutes Pope Francis sat in his wheelchair, staring at hand-painted crosses marking graves. A helicopter whirled in the grey sky in the distance. Camera shutters clicked. Otherwise, there was silence. The 85-year-old pontiff had travelled halfway around the world, on a plane full of officials and international media, to get to Maskwacis, […]