Pope to meet with Canadian residential school survivors

 

Last updated 9/2/2021 at 4:01pm

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The Kamloops Indian Residential School where the bodies of 215 children were found in unmarked graves.

OTTAWA-When Pope Francis first learned of the graves found at the sites of Canadian residential schools, he expressed sympathy and sorrow, but offered no plans to go further. However, Canadian and Indigenous outcry rose for at least an apology for the Catholic Church's role in the abuse and death of thousands of Indigenous children.

In recent weeks, investigators using ground-penetrating radar found hundreds of unmarked graves at the sites of two residential schools for Indigenous children. The discoveries-more than 600 graves in one school, 215 bodies in another-have revived calls, includi...



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