Pope Francis Apologize to Aboriginal Canadians

Pope Francis Apologize to Aboriginal Canadians

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Berni Cameron started this petition to Pope Francis

Pope Francishas refused in the past to apologize to the Indigenous Peoples of Canada for the Catholic Church’s involvement in up to 70% of all Canadian residential schools.  Recently, over a thousand  children’s bodies were discovered in unmarked graves.  It is time to reinforce our demand that the head of the Catholic Church take responsibility.  Children were forcibly taken away from their families and put into an environment where they were often abused physically, emotionally and sexually.  Additionally, they were purposefully and systematically stripped of their identity.  The negative effects are generational and still manifest in broken families, alcohol/drug abuse, incarcerations, suicide and a general malaise/depression.

Thus, we ask  Pope Francis to  come to Canada to APOLOGIZE to the Indigenous People of of this land for the involvement of the Catholic Church in the systematic attempt to obliterate their identity and culture, and for the cruel behaviour of some of his Bishops, Priests and Nuns in the Catholic residential schools of Canada. (1890-1979).  

 

 

 

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