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Native America Calling: The papal apology

The papal apology

The apology from Pope Francis sought forgiveness for the role the Catholic Church played in the atrocities meted out in church-run residential schools in Canada.

It was a message of contrition and healing for the century of abuses and cultural oppression, delivered to an audience that included First Nations, Inuit and Metis representatives. But it comes too late for many of the survivors of those institutions, including the hundreds of Indigenous children whose final resting place has only recently come to light.

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