Justin Trudeau says Pope Francis should apologize on Canadian soil for church’s role in residential schools

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Pope Francis should come to Canada and apologize on behalf of the Catholic Church for its role in running residential schools for Indigenous children, after hundreds of bodies were located in two unmarked graves. Trudeau said Friday in Ottawa that he spoke with the pope one day after Cowessess FirstContinue reading “Justin Trudeau says Pope Francis should apologize on Canadian soil for church’s role in residential schools”

Pope John Paul II statue vandalized with red paint at Edmonton church

A statue of Pope John Paul II outside the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in north-central Edmonton was vandalized with red paint overnight. Edmonton police could be seen investigating Sunday outside the Polish church at 11485 106 St., where the statue was covered in red handprints. Teddy bears and other stuffed animals sat at the statue’s base, andContinue reading “Pope John Paul II statue vandalized with red paint at Edmonton church”

More churches burn down on Canada indigenous land

Two more Catholic churches burned down in indigenous communities in western Canada early on Saturday. The fires at St Ann’s Church and the Chopaka Church began within in an hour of each other in British Columbia. Officers said both buildings were completely destroyed, and that they are treating the fires as “suspicious”. Last Monday two otherContinue reading “More churches burn down on Canada indigenous land”

Hundreds of bodies reported found in unmarked graves at former Saskatchewan residential school

The total number of graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School is expected to be over three times higher than the 215 discovered recently in Kamloops A Saskatchewan First Nation says it has made the “horrific and shocking discovery” of hundreds of unmarked graves — many believed to be children — near a formerContinue reading “Hundreds of bodies reported found in unmarked graves at former Saskatchewan residential school”

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