Posts Tagged ‘Penitential pilgrimage’

Pope Francis not fully briefed prior to Canadian visit

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Pope Francis’ six-day pastoral visit to Canada was a great success. It wasn’t until the news conference on the plane back to Rome that it became clear he wasn’t properly briefed for his visit. Francis, in Canada on what he called a penitential pilgrimage, apologized to the Indigenous peoples of the country for the Catholic Church’s Read more

Pope’s penitential pilgrimage signals a rethink of missionary legacy

Thursday, July 28th, 2022
chief's gift

Pope Francis’ trip to Canada to apologise for the horrors of church-run Indigenous residential schools marks a radical rethink of the Catholic Church’s missionary legacy, spurred on by the first pope from the Americas and the discovery of hundreds of probable graves at the school sites. Francis has said his weeklong visit, which begins Sunday, Read more

Cultural controversy surrounds papal apology

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Pope Francis’ “penitential pilgrimage” to Canada began with an impassioned apology, setting the scene for the 6-day pilgrimage. The apology is only a first step towards reconciliation. The pilgrimage began Monday, July 25. The first act on the Canadian “penitential pilgrimage,” was the return of two pairs of children’s moccasins on 25 July. “I am Read more

Pope on penitential pilgrimage apologises for projects of cultural destruction

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
cultural destruction

Pope Francis’ first act on his Canadian “penitential pilgrimage,” July 25, was the return of two pair of children’s moccasins. The shoes were not part of the Vatican Museums artefacts but were given to him when Canadian Indigenous visited Rome in March 2022 “The first step of my penitential pilgrimage among you is that of Read more