POPE TO VISIT CANADA FOLLOWING SHOCKING NEWS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH'S ROLE IN ABUSE/DEATHS OF INDIGENOUS CHILDREN

Oct 27, 2021

By Jane Brown

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Word from the Vatican on Wednesday, Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada to help reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples following shocking revelations of the Catholic church’s role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of native children at residential schools.

A brief statement says the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has invited the pope to make an apostolic journey to Canada “also in the context of the long-standing pastoral process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.”

Pope Francis leaves at the end of the Mass of Saint Peter and Paul at the Vatican, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Pope Francis has apparently indicated his “willingness” to visit Canada at a date to be determined.

Given the time usually required to organize an overseas papal visit, it appeared unlikely such a pilgrimage could happen this year.

A few months ago, Francis agreed to meet in December with Indigenous survivors of Canada’s notorious residential schools amid calls for a papal apology for the Catholic Church”s role. At that time, the bishops conference said the pontiff had had invited the delegations to the Vatican and would meet separately with three groups – First Nations, Metis and Inuit – during their Dec. 17-20 visit. The pope will then preside over a final audience with all three groups Dec. 20, according to the bishops group.

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