August 14, 2022


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4,000+ Children Died: Pope Apologizes to Indigenous Groups in Canada over Residential School Abuse

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Pope Francis is on a historic trip to Canada this week to apologize for the mistreatment suffered by thousands of Indigenous children in residential schools run by the Catholic Church. Many survivors say the apology comes over half a century too late and the church should take further actions to prevent the psychological, physical and sexual abuse from recurring in Catholic-run institutions. We go to Toronto to speak to Mi’kmaq lawyer Pamela Palmater, who says the apology was little more than "pomp and circumstance" for the church, which ultimately "doesn’t take responsibility for their policies and practices." Her Toronto Star op-ed is headlined "Another pope’s apology isn’t enough when Catholic Church’s cover-ups and hypocrisy continue to this day."

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