Pope visits Canada to meet with Indigenous people

 

Last updated 8/5/2022 at 1:54pm

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Pope Francis spoke to Indigenous people near the Erskemine Indian Residential School where radar has detected the buried bodies of students.

Winnipeg, Man.-In July, Pope Francis launched an historic six-day tour in Canada that has been dubbde as the "apology tour" or "pilgrimage of penance." The focus of the Roman Catholic church's leader was to express sorrow and support to the Indigenous people of Canada who suffered from the church's grim legacy in the country.

This was the first visit by a pope to Canada since 2002, and Francis is only the second pontiff to visit the country. All three previous visits were made by Pope John Paul II.

In 2009 Pope Benedict XVI met with Indigenous leaders and expressed sorrow for the experienc...



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