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Pope: Canadian residential schools were cultural 'genocide'

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Pope Francis agreed Saturday that the attempt to eliminate Indigenous culture in Canada through a church-run residential school system amounted to a cultural “genocide.” Francis apologized multiple times throughout the week for the role the Roman Catholic Church played in the institutions. He begged for forgiveness for abuses committed by some members of the church as well as for cultural destruction and forced assimilation. Some 150,000 children from the late 1800s to the 1970s were subject to the forced assimilation policy. Physical and sexual abuse were rampant at the schools, and children were beaten for speaking their Native languages.
2 months ago·Ottawa, Canada

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Pope Francis: genocide clearly took place at Indigenous schools in Canada – video

Pope Francis has described what happened at Roman Catholic schools for Indigenous children in Canada as genocide. The schools were established to forcefully assimilate Indigenous children by changing their language, culture and faith. The pope said he didn't use the word 'genocide' previously because it is a technical word, but said what he saw was 'clearly' a genocide. His comments came as he flew back to Rome after a trip to Canada in which th…

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Pope says genocide took place at Canada's residential schools

While the word genocide wasn't heard in any of Pope Francis's addresses during a week-long trip to Canada, on his flight back to Rome, he said everything he described about the residential school system and its forced assimilation of Indigenous children amounts to genocide.

2 months ago·Canada
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Pope says Indigenous people suffered genocide at residential schools

Pope Francis says the abuses Indigenous Peoples faced while being forced to attend residential schools amounted to genocide. The pontiff made the comment Friday to reporters on his flight from Iqaluit back to Rome following his six-day tour of Canada.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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Pope: Canadian residential schools were cultural 'genocide'

Pope Francis says the attempt to eliminate Indigenous culture in Canada through its residential school system amounted to a cultural “genocide.”

2 months ago·United States
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Pope: Canadian residential schools were cultural ‘genocide’

Pope Francis agreed Saturday that the attempt to eliminate Indigenous culture in Canada through a church-run residential school system amounted to a cultural “genocide.”

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Pope: Canadian residential schools were cultural 'genocide'

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis agreed Saturday that the attempt to eliminate Indigenous culture in Canada through a church-run residential school system amounted to a cultural “genocide.”

2 months ago·United States
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