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Pope apologizes for 'catastrophic' school policy in Canada

Pope apologizes for 'catastrophic' school policy in Canada

MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis issued a historic apology Monday for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “catastrophic” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian socie
Tribal leaders, members react to pope's apology on schools

Tribal leaders, members react to pope's apology on schools

MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis' apology Monday for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada's residential school system and the abuses that took place within it was a full-throated denunciation of a decadeslong policy of forced assimilation that

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Pope apologizes for 'catastrophic' school policy in Canada MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis issued a historic apology Monday for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “catastrophic” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the
Reaction to the Pope's apology for Catholic Church's role in residential schools

Reaction to the Pope's apology for Catholic Church's role in residential schools

MASKWACIS — Pope Francis delivered on Monday an apology for the Roman Catholic Church's role in residential schools, saying many Christians supported the colonization of Indigenous people.
Pope sorry for forced assimilation of Indigenous people at residential schools

Pope sorry for forced assimilation of Indigenous people at residential schools

MASKWACIS — Tears streamed down the faces of Indigenous elders and survivors of residential schools as Pope Francis stood before them and begged forgiveness for the "deplorable evil" committed by members the Roman Catholic Church.
Prayers and tears: Scenes from the Pope's apology for residential schools

Prayers and tears: Scenes from the Pope's apology for residential schools

MASKWACIS — For minutes Pope Francis sat in his wheelchair, staring at hand-painted crosses marking graves. A helicopter whirled in the grey sky in the distance. Camera shutters clicked. Otherwise, there was silence.

The Latest on the Pope's visit to Canada

Pope Francis is on a six-day tour of Canada aimed at reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples for the Roman Catholic Church's role in residential schools. Here are the latest developments on his stops today in Alberta (all times are MST): 5:10 p.m.
University of Saskatchewan unveils new Indigenous identity-verification policy

University of Saskatchewan unveils new Indigenous identity-verification policy

SASKATOON — The University of Saskatchewan says it is introducing a new policy that leaves verifying Indigenous identity up to those communities and their governments.
Haines continues long recovery from late 2020 landslides

Haines continues long recovery from late 2020 landslides

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — More than a year and half after the Haines landslides, organizations, both local and out-of-state, are still helping to repair damage from the dozens of landslides that occurred around the borough.

FSIN asking for help from public in locating missing Indigenous woman and child

SASKATOON — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is asking for help from the public in locating an Indigenous woman and her son.