Aug 03, 2022
By Steve Kee
Pope Francis says he felt the pain of Indigenous Peoples during his recent trip to Canada.
He shared reflections of the penitential pilgrimage during a general audience in Vatican City this morning.
The six-day journey saw Francis meet with Indigenous people and residential school survivors during stops in Alberta, Quebec and Nunavut last week.
Throughout the trip the Pope apologized for the role of some members of the Roman Catholic Church in the schools and other assimilation policies.
On his flight back to Rome, Francis said the abuses Indigenous Peoples faced amounted to genocide.