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'I've waited 50 years for this apology,' says residential school survivor on Pope's statement

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The pontiff met with residential school survivors from across Canada in Maskwacis, Alta. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says artifacts and records from the Vatican to be retrieved. Pope Francis has called for a formal investigation to be conducted into what occurred in these residential schools as the apology only symbolizes the first step in the reconciliation process.
2 months ago·Edmonton, Canada

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'I've waited 50 years for this apology,' says residential school survivor on Pope's statement

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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, […]

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Prayers and tears: Scenes from the Pope's apology for residential schools

The Pope said the moccasins kept alive his “sorrow, indignation and shame” over the last few months and symbolize the path forward for healing and reconciliation.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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