Monday Jun 27, 2022

Archbishop says pope wants to repeat his residential school apology on Canadian soil

EDMONTON – The archbishop of Edmonton says the apology from Pope Francis for the role the Roman Catholic Church played in the residential school system is just the first step on the road to healing. Archbishop Richard Smith, who was part of a delegation to the Vatican that included several Indigenous leaders, says […]

‘Time has come’ for Pope to apologize over residential schools, says Phil Fontaine

WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. When Phil Fontaine spoke decades ago about the sexual and physical abuse he suffered at Manitoba residential schools, he risked shame and shocked Canadians. Fontaine, an Ojibway and former chief of the Sagkeeng First Nation, was one of the first Indigenous leaders to speak to the […]

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