Church in Canada pledges funds for healing, reconciliation after residential schools

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School / Bruce Raynor/Shutterstock

Ottawa, Canada, Sep 27, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA).

The Canadian bishops are aiming to raise $30 million (USD 23.8m) over the next five years to support the Indigenous peoples of the country, including survivors of residential schools. 

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World needs action to back COVID vaccines and health care access, Cardinal Parolin tells UN

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, speaks at a press conference in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

New York City, N.Y., Sep 27, 2021 / 17:39 pm (CNA).

The failure to provide health care access, testing, and vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic deserves global scrutiny, Cardinal Pietro Parolin told the United Nations on Friday. His remarks addressed development, supporting the marginalized, and ensuring the UN adheres to its original mandate and does not empower interest groups that seek to advance disputed or misleading visions of human rights.

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