Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis in Canada’

Calls to crisis lines double after Pope’s apology for ‘deplorable evil’

Monday, August 1st, 2022
calls to crisis lines

The number of calls being made to crisis lines in Canada has doubled following the Pope’s apology for the ‘deplorable evil’ committed by members of the Catholic Church. “After (the apology) people just came in droves to us,” said Nola Jeffrey, executive director of Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society, a substance abuse and trauma help centre Read more

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