Posts Tagged ‘First Nations People’

Success of pope’s Canada visit depends on Church releasing key documents, says First Nation chief

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Chief Rosanne Casimir of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in Canada’s westernmost province of British Columbia has called for the release of documents regarding the former Church-run residential schools as a precondition to a meaningful papal apology when the pope visits Canada. Pope Francis has recently indicated his willingness to visit Canada on a pilgrimage Read more

No papal apology for Canadian First Nations People

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Survivors of a Canadian system that forced generations of indigenous children into mainly Catholic-run boarding schools won’t be getting an apology from Pope Francis. The Canadian Council of Bishops (CCB) said last week “after carefully considering the request” for an apology, Francis “felt that he could not personally respond”. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed Read more