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Canada’s Catholic Bishops Welcome Historic Visit from Pope Francis

The Bishops of Canada are thankful for Pope Francis’ historic visit to our country. He came in fulfillment of his promise to manifest by his very presence his closeness to the Indigenous Peoples of this land. This visit represents a significant milestone on the path of healing and reconciliation. In his various public and private […]

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 202226 Views

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Pope wraps up Canada tour with 2 meetings with Indigenous groups – CHCH

July 29, 2022 Pope Francis is expected to finish his six-day visit in Canada with meetings in Quebec City and Iqaluit. The pontiff is set to attend a private meeting at the Archbishop of Quebec’s residence and then speak with a delegation of Indigenous Peoples. Later in the day, Francis is to travel to Iqaluit […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202238 Views

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The Pope’s apology isn’t the first from a church. Here’s how others have handled reconciliation – CBC

Jul 29, 2022 As Pope undertakes historic ‘penitential pilgrimage,’ he has examples to look to from other churches On Monday, Pope Francis began what he described as a six-day “penitential pilgrimage” in Canada with an extended apology for the “evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous peoples.” While the Catholic Church is the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202238 Views

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Pope’s words during Canadian visit fall short, says Nipissing First Nation chief – North Bay Nugget

Jul 27, 2022 “Putting in as much effort in helping Indigenous communities rebuild culture, language and community as they did tearing them apart would be a good start.” That was Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod’s answer to what the Roman Catholic Church could do next after Pope Francis’ tour of Indigenous communities in Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202238 Views

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Canada’s bishops want Vatican to issue new statement on Doctrine of Discovery – National Post

Jul 27, 2022 Many Indigenous people hoped Pope Francis would renounce the policy, which has been used to justify colonizing lands considered to be ‘uninhabited’ OTTAWA — Canada’s bishops are working with the Vatican in the hope of issuing a new statement from the Catholic Church on the Doctrine of Discovery, the organizers of the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202237 Views

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Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak Responds to Papal Apology

OTTAWA, ON., July 26, 2022 – Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak / Women of the Métis Nation is standing in support of Indigenous communities, families and residential school survivors across Canada during this week of reconciliation activities led by the Roman Catholic Church. This week has resulted in the re-opening of traumatic wounds for many, and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 202247 Views

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Statement on Papal Apology from Murray Sinclair – NetNewsLedger

July 26, 2022 “It is important to underscore that the Church was … Lead Co-Author in Darkest Chapter” WINNIPEG — The Honourable Murray Sinclair, former senator and chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), issued the following statement today: “I want to recognize the importance of the Pope’s apology to Survivors, their […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 2022200 Views

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The Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne Elected 44th Moderator

The United Church of Canada has elected the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Kwisa’lakw, 47, as its 44th Moderator. She will be the church’s spiritual leader for the next three years. Ordained in 2007, the Rev. Dr. Lansdowne is only the second Indigenous person to be elected Moderator, following the Very Rev. Stan McKay, who served […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 202239 Views

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NAN Survivors to Attend Events in Edmonton, Quebec City during Papal Visit this Week

July 25, 2022 EDMONTON, AB: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum will accompany delegations of Indian Residential School Survivors during the Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Canada this week. “Survivors and the families of those we have lost through the Residential School system will face a wide range […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 202241 Views

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Waterloo Region reconciliation garden bringing Indigenous community and Catholic church together in healing – New Hamburg Independent

. July 25, 2022 Squash seeds grown by Indigenous people 100 years ago sprouting new life in Breslau garden Anishnabeg Outreach is running a reconciliation garden with the help of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and community partners in Breslau. Stephen Jackson is the CEO of Anishnabeg Outreach, a non-profit organization that provides Indigenous peoples with […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 202234 Views

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