Part 1:<I thought, what made him change his mind?
What made him make that apology? Why did it take so long?> Flora
<Pope calls treatment of Indigenous in
Canada schools 'genocide'....>
Part 3: <[The apology] fell short,....>
Francis has apologized personally and on behalf of <many>
individual bad actors, but not for the Church as a whole.
Part 4: <Apologies for the role that the
Roman Catholic Church, as an institution, played in the
mistreatment on the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and
sexual abuse that Indigenous children suffered in residential
schools run by the church,not enough> Trudeau said....
Part 5: <...the pope said the Church
was asking <burning questions... on its difficult and demanding
journey of healing and reconciliation.>...
Part 6: <You never invite a wolf into your
den,> Chantalle said frankly, during a telephone interview with
Al Jazeera days before the pope’s arrival. <Like, you don't
bring somebody here that hasn't fully understood what has gone
on for all these years. I don't accept that he's coming to my
home. It’s not something I agree with.> ....
Part 7: <Part of me is
rejoiced, part of me is sad, part of me is numb. But I'm glad I
lived long enough to have witnessed this apology,> Korkmaz said
during a news conference. <But like I said, I want more because
50 years is too long to wait for an apology.>...
Part 8: RoseAnne
Archibald, national chief for the Assembly of First Nations, who
also greeted the pope, criticised the <unilateral> organisation
of the trip and the <archaic> nature of the church, which has no
women in leadership positions. <We don't feel that it has been
Part 9: Eastern Gate Windspeaking Woman, a
survivor who had travelled more than 500km (311 miles) from New
Brunswick, told me she felt like a <Christmas ornament> and was
not sure she belonged there. <It's not about the survivors,> she
said. <I felt we were pushed aside, like we didn't matter.
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one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi
figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da
qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so
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30 July 2022
<<Pope calls treatment of Indigenous in Canada schools 'genocide'
Pope Francis steps up his apology, saying the technical word for the
wiping away of a people’s culture was 'genocide'.
Pope Francis has said the treatment of the Indigenous people in Canada
amounted to a <genocide>, after a six-day trip in which he apologised to
survivors of abuse at Catholic-run schools. The leader of the Catholic
Church on Saturday said <taking away children, chan-ging the culture,
changing the mentality, changing the traditions, changing a race>
amounted to genocide. <I didn't say the word [in Canada] because it
didn't come to my mind, but I did describe [it]. And I asked for
forgiveness for this process which was genocide. I condemned it too,> he
told reporters on board his plane returning to Rome. During his trip,
the pope apologised for the <evil> inflicted on Indigenous communities
at Canada’s residential schools, where children were sent as part of a
policy of forced assimilation. He cited the <cultural destruction> and
the <physical, verbal, psychological and spiritual abuse> of children
From the late 1800s to the 1990s, Canada's government sent about 150,000
children into 139 residential schools run by the church, where they were
cut off from their families, language and culture.
Many were physically and sexually abused, and thousands are believed to
have died of disease, malnutrition or neglect. Since May 2021, more than
1,300 unmarked graves have been discovered at the sites of the former
schools, sending shockwaves throughout Canada — which has slowly begun
to acknowledge this long, dark chapter in its history.>>
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29 July 2022
By Al Jazeera Staff
<<Pope Francis apologises again as Canada visit wraps up in Nunavut.
Pope's six-day tour of Canada is ending in northern territory of
Nunavut, where he met residential school survivors.
Warning: The story below contains details of residential schools that
may be upsetting. Canada's Indian Residential School Survivors and
Family Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at 1-866-925-4419.
Pope Francis has apologised once more for the <evil> perpetrated by
members of the Catholic Church at residential schools, as he wrap-ped up
a six-day <trip of penance> to Canada that has drawn mixed reactions.
The pope travelled to Iqaluit, capital of the northern territory of
Nunavut, on Friday to privately meet residential school survivors and
attend a public event before flying back to Rome. He shook hands with
members of an Indigenous delegation who were there to welcome him upon
his arrival in the city, home to about 7,700 people, and was greeted by
applause at the start of the event, which began with traditional Inuit
singing and dancing. <A short while ago, I listened to several of you
who were students of re-sidential schools. I thank you for having had
the courage to tell your stories and to share your great suffering, that
I could not imagine,> Pope Francis told the crowd. <This only renewed in
me the indignation and shame that I have felt for months … I want to
tell you how very sorry I am, and to ask for forgiveness for the evil
perpetrated by not a few Catholics, who in these schools contributed to
the policies of cultural assimilation and enfranchisement.>
<I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians
against the Indigenous peoples,> he said during an event on Monday in
Maskwacis, near Edmonton in the western province of Alberta, describing
the effects of the institutions as <catastrophic>.
Others have called on Pope Francis to go further and acknowledge the
Catholic Church's institutional role in the harms committed at
residential schools, not just apologise for the actions of members of
the church. <Despite this historic apology, the Holy Father's statement
has left a deep hole in the acknowledgement of the full role of the
Church in the Residential School system, by placing blame on individual
members of the Church,> Murray Sinclair, the former chair of the Truth
and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), said in a statement this
week. <It is important to underscore that the Church was not just an
agent of the state, nor simply a parti-cipant in government policy, but
was a lead co-author of the darkest chapters in the history of this
land,> Sinclair said. Indigenous leaders and community advocates also
have urged Pope Francis to rescind the Doctrine of Discovery, a concept
laid out in 15th-century papal bulls that stated European colonialists
could claim any territory not yet <discovered> by Christians. The papal
bulls played a key role in the European conquest of the Americas, and
their effects are still felt today by Indigenous peoples across the
region. <These Papal decrees became the basis for the legalized
possession of all lands on North America, which we call Turtle Island.
It remains ingrained in the constitutional, legislative, and legal
systems in Canada and the United States,> the Haudenosaunee External Re-lations
Committee said in a statement on Wednesday. <An apology to Indigenous
Peoples without action are just empty words. The Vatican must revoke
these Papal Bulls and stand up for Indigenous Peoples' rights to their
lands in courts, legislatures and elsewhere in the world.> Meanwhile, a
major demand of Inuit communities in Nunavut has been the extradition
from France of a Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing children in
the northern territory, where he was based between the 1960s and 1990s.
Canadian media outlets reported this week that the Department of Justice
said it had made an extradition request for Johannes Rivoire. It did not
provide further details.>>
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