TRC seeks to do away with papal edicts


Last updated 3/15/2015 at 2:59pm

WINNIPEG, MB—Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is trying to decide if they are going to ask the Vatican to get rid of the “Papal Bulls of Discovery” from the 15th-century which gave explorers in those times the right to conquer the New World and Indigenous Peoples in those lands.

Justice Murray Sinclair says they are considering making this request because of the impact that Residential Schools had on Aboriginal people and the part that the 1455 and 1493 Catholic decrees had played in all of this.

The Commission argues that these proclamations of the Roman Catho...

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