Pope apologizes for ‘catastrophic’ school policy in Canada

MASKWACIS, Alta. (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday issued a historic apology for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “catastrophic” policy on residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Indigenous peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, separated families and marginalized generations. “I am deeply sorry,” Francis said to the applause of school survivors and … Read more

Pope apologizes for ‘catastrophic’ school policy in Canada

MASKWACIS, Alta. (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday issued a historic apology for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “catastrophic” policy on residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Indigenous peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, separated families and marginalized generations. “I am deeply sorry,” Francis said to the applause of school survivors and … Read more