Canadian Bishops welcome Pope's apology to Indigenous peoples

Canadian Bishops welcome Pope's apology to Indigenous peoples
Posted on 04/01/2022
Canadian Bishops welcome Pope's apology to Indigenous peoples

Pope's Apology To Indigenous Peoples

Pope Francis asked for pardon during an audience with indigenous Canadians Friday in the Vatican, in the wake of recent revelations of abuse in Canada’s residential school system. The Pope also expressed his hope to visit the nation this year.

Canada’s bishops have welcomed Pope Francis' historic apology for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s residential school system, according to a statement of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) released on Friday afternoon.

Pope Francis asked for pardon during his audience with the entire Indigenous delegation to the Vatican on Friday, saying:

“I ask for God’s forgiveness and I want to say to you with all my heart: I am very sorry.

Source - https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2022-04/canada-catholic-bishops-pope-apology-indigenous.html

 

 

 
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