Native America Calling: Catholic reconciliation in Canada?
November 5, 2021
Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with an Indigenous delegation when he visits Canada in December. His trip is billed as part “of the long-standing pastoral process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.”
It comes after the discovery of hundreds of potential unmarked grave sites on the grounds of former residential schools operated by the church. The schools housed mainly Indigenous children who were forced to attend.
Native America Calling will explore the significance of the visit and what it might accomplish.