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It was Genocide: Pope Francis Calls Residential School System 'Genocide' After Concluding Tour of Canada


August 2, 2022

He said the word 'genocide' didn’t come to mind during his “penitential pilgrimage” in Canada.

“...I described the genocide and asked for forgiveness, pardon for this activity that is genocidal,” the Pope said of his tour in Canada. “For example, I condemned this too: taking away children, changing culture, changing mentality, changing traditions, changing a race, let's put it that way, an entire culture… You can report that I said it was genocide.”


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