Indigenous people ‘anxious’ for papal apology

Posted December 7, 2017 11:05 pm by Editor

Indigenous people ‘anxious’ for papal apology

EDMONTON – Reconciliation with Church a struggle, says former AFN chief Fontaine.
After decades of turbulent history with the Catholic Church, Indigenous peoples are now committed to healing the fractured relationship, says the former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

And a significant part of the reconciliation process will be a full, public apology from the Pope — on Canadian soil — for the Church’s role in operating residential schools for the Canadian government.“I think a lot of people are anxious to experience that,” said Phil Fontaine, adding he is “confident” that under the leadership of Pope Francis it will


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