Pope Francis Apologizes for Role of Local Catholic Institutions in Treatment of Indigenous Children in Canada

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QUÉBEC CITY, Québec — Pope Francis apologized and requested for forgiveness for the position performed by native Catholic establishments in Canada’s system of indigenous residential faculties, after some indigenous leaders and elders demanded that he increase on his earlier apologies, which blamed particular person Catholics however not the church itself.

In a speech to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and different dignitaries, together with representatives of indigenous peoples, the pope voiced disgrace and sorrow over a “deplorable system, promoted by the government of the time, which separated many children from their families.”

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