Pope’s apology ‘small first step’ toward healing—but concrete action still needed, Catholic-raised Indigenous Anglicans say – The Anglican Journal

Pope’s apology ‘small first step’ toward healing—but concrete action still needed, Catholic-raised Indigenous Anglicans say – The Anglican Journal

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 202237 Views

August 11, 2022

Pope Francis made a historic visit to Canada this summer to apologize on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church for harm caused to Indigenous people through the residential school system, marking a culmination of events first sparked by the discovery of 200 potential burial sites at the site of Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Thousands of Indigenous people, including many residential school survivors and their families, gathered to hear the Pope’s apology in Maskwacis, Alta., roughly 100 km south of Edmonton, at the former site of Ermineskin Residential School. Among them was Dennis Saddleman, who spent 11 years at the Catholic-run Kamloops residential school starting at the age of six in 1957—and nearly died within his first two weeks there.

Read More: https://anglicanjournal.com/popes-apology-small-first-step-toward-healing-but-concrete-action-still-needed-catholic-raised-indigenous-anglicans-say/

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