Pope to Visit Canada to Mend Fence with Indigenous Communities

Pope to Visit Canada to Mend Fence with Indigenous Communities

Pope Francis will arrive in Canada on Sunday to commence a cross country trip to seek penance for devastation the Catholic church Inflicted upon indigenous people who attended abusive Indian residential school.

Following to historic apology given by the pontiff indigenous delegate and survivors of the notorious school in Rome in April, the Roman Catholic Pope announced his desire to meet and embrace the indigenous communities.

Pope to Visit Canada to Mend Fence with Indigenous Communities

He said that, “Unfortunately in Canada many Christians including some members of religious institute have contributed to policies of cultural assimilation that in the Past have severely harmed indigenous communities in various ways”

The Pope missions following the invitation he received from the church and civil authority in Canada and from first nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada.

The Catholic church oversaw approximately 60 percentage of the 139 federally mandated residential schools designed to forcibly assimilate indigenous children’s into mainstream Canadian culture, More than 150,000 indigenous children’s attended the institution from the late 1800s until 1997 when the last school closed 🔒.

Abuse were widespread and indigenous language and cultural practices were forbidden, the national center for truth and reconciliation NCTR has documented the death of more than 6000 children at residential school, not all death recorded in the registry include burial record, but since 2017 the unmarked grave of thousands of indigenous children’s have been discovered on the former ground of residential school across the country and search continues.

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