Papal apology overdue

If ever there was a chance for a Papal apology this is it. A delegation of 32 Indigenous leaders and survivors are at the Vatican this week telling their stories of survival. Of how they have survived the horrors that were Canada’s notorious residential schools. Schools operated largely by both Catholic and Anglican churches. Canada has taken on the mantel of reconciliation and now it is time for those who looked the other way while Indigenous children were attacked physically, sexually and culturally to take ownership of what happened and offer a papal apology and a commitment to repair the harm done. As Metis National Council president Cassidy Caron, said in St. Peter’s Square after the Metis audience with the Pope, it is never to late to do the right…

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