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Canada says pope’s apology to Indigenous not enough

QUEBEC CITY — The Canadian government made clear Wednesday that Pope Francis’ apology to Indigenous peoples for abuses in the country’s church-run residential schools didn’t go far enough, suggesting that reconciliation over the fraught history is still very much a work in progress. The official government reaction came as Francis…
bubmag
July 28, 2022
Pope Francis

Pope travels to Quebec City as reconciliation visit winds down

QUEBEC - Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed shame and sorrow for the role Catholic institutions played in the "deplorable" residential school system, promising the church would help promote the Indigenous cultures the schools tried to erase. Speaking at Quebec City's historic Citadelle, Francis asked forgiveness for the harm done by…
bubmag
July 27, 2022
Pope Francis

Phil Fontaine’s long fight for a papal apology

18 days agoRadioDuration 23:13Decades ago Phil Fontaine helped open Canada's eyes to the horrors of the residential school system. And he's since spent years pushing for an apology from the top of the Catholic Church. Today he reflects on hearing Pope Francis say "sorry" for the second time. "My big…
bubmag
July 27, 2022