Pope Francis’ apology was a long time coming
This is not only the shame of the Catholic Church and other churches that ran the schools on behalf of the Canadian government. It is the shame of all of us.
First Nations people, pictured July 25, 2022, reacting to Pope Francis' official apology at the former site of the Ermineskin Residential School in Maskwacîs, Alta. The Pope visited Canada and officially apologized to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit for the Catholic Church's role in running the residential schools in Canada for more than 100 years. Photograph courtesy of Prime Minister's Office/Adam Scotti