Pope To Acknowledge Suffering At Canadian Indian Residential Schools

April 21, 2009

Pope To Acknowledge Suffering At Canadian Schools – CBS News.

From the article on CBS news:

The pope plans to express regret when he meets with former students April 29, said Gerald Baril, spokesman for the bishops group. The delegation will be led by Phil Fontaine, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Archbishop James Weisgerber, the conference president.

Baril and Fontaine said they didn’t know whether Benedict would issue a formal apology.

“What is important here is to have his holiness acknowledge the role of the Catholic Church,” Fontaine told The Associated Press. “We hope that this will give comfort to the many thousands of survivors that experienced such a painful time.”

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