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The ‘Deplorable’ History Behind the Pope’s Apology to Canada’s Indigenous Peoples

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Pope Francis apologizes for abuse of Indigenous children in Canada residential schools. Pope Francis is currently on an Apostolic Journey to Canada set to conclude this Saturday, July 30. He promised that an investigation into the actions of the Church will take place, saying: "An important part of this process will be to conduct a serious investigation ... into the facts of what took place in the past"
2 months ago·Ottawa, Canada

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Pope Francis to Hold Mass in Canada after Apology for Indigenous Abuse

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This was the historic apology that Pope Francis asked for the indigenous people of Canada

Pope Francis met with indigenous communities in Canada to apologize for the abuses of Christian schools against hundreds of children between the 19th century and the 1970s. In his wheelchair, the supreme pontiff mobilized in front of a crowd waiting for him in traditional costumes of the native tribes. “Nothing can erase the violation of dignity, the evils suffered and the trust betrayed. Nor should the shame of us Christians ever be erased. How…

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Pope makes history by apologizing for Catholic abuse to Canada's Indigenous peoples

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2 months ago·Turkey
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Pope apologizes for ‘deplorable evil’ of Canadian indigenous schools

MASKWACIS, Alberta (Reuters) – Pope Francis apologized on Monday to Canada’s native people on their land for the Church’s role in schools where indigenous children were abused, calling their forced cultural assimilation a “deplorable evil” and “disastrous error.”Speaking near the site of two former schools in Maskwacis, Alberta, Francis apologized for Christian support of the “colonizing mentality” of the times and called for a “serious” investi…

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Photos: Pope Francis Apologizes To Canadian Natives

Pope Francis called for a “serious investigation” of the schools and apologised for Christian support of the “colonization mentality” as a whole in those days. #kumparanNEWS

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The ‘Deplorable’ History Behind the Pope’s Apology to Canada’s Indigenous Peoples

Many of Wahéhshon Whitebean’s family members attended Canada’s residential schools—largely Catholic-run institutions designed to erode Indigenous culture and that were rife with abuse. So Pope Francis’s six-day trip across Canada, which began Sunday, feels personal for 39-year-old Whitebean, who attended an Indian day school, a similar institution but one in which students returned to their families in the evenings. (Francis has called the tour …

2 months ago·United States
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