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Pope expresses ‘sorrow’ over residential school abuse

Posted by alfied on April 29, 2009

A Canadian member of the AFN (Assembly of the First Nations) wears his traditional headdress as he attends the Pope Benedict XVI  general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 29, 2009.  

A Canadian member of the AFN wears his traditional head dress as he attends the Pope Benedic XVI general audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican April 29, 2009.
A step foward; but for real healing to take place the Churches now need to admit the exact nature of their involvement in the cultural genocide of the Native American Indians. For background on this go to:

PARIS — Pope Benedict XVI expressed his “sorrow” Wednesday over the suffering of thousands of aboriginal Canadians in residential schools run by the Roman Catholic Church. Read the rest of this entry »

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