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Pope voices 'pain' over Canadian deaths, doesn't apologize - WISH-TV

Pope voices 'pain' over Canadian deaths, doesn't apologize - WISH-TV

(AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his pain over the discovery in Canada of the remains of 215 Indigenous students of church-run residential schools and pressed religious and political authorities to shed light on “this sad affair.Trudeau on Friday blasted the church for being “silent” and “not stepping up,″ and called on it to formally apologize and to make amends for its prominent role in his nation’s former system of church-run Indigenous residential schools.The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, which ran nearly half of Canada’s residential schools, has yet to release any records about the Kamloops school, she also said.“Let’s entrust to the Lord the souls of all those children, deceased in the residential schools of Canada,” the pontiff added.

Ground-penetrating radar was used to confirm the remains of the children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia, last month.” Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation in British Columbia has said her nation wants a public apology from the Catholic Church.

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