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Pope’s Canadian visit prompts demands to renounce centuries-old Doctrine of Discovery – Canada’s National Observer

August 2nd 2022 As Pope Francis travelled across Canada, so did a demand to revisit centuries-old declarations. At the front of a basilica in Quebec, where the 85-year-old pontiff prepared to preside over mass, Sarain Fox and her cousin stood in silence, holding a banner with the words “Rescind the Doctrine” emblazoned in red and […]

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NAN Residential School Survivor Evelyn Korkmaz Shares Message with Pope Francis

July 29, 2022 QUEBEC CITY, QC: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Indian Residential School Survivor Evelyn Korkmaz, a member of Fort Albany First Nation, presented a letter with the following message to His Holiness Pope Francis in the traditional territory of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi this morning: “This has been an emotional week for […]

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Pope Francis expresses ‘heartfelt pain’ at the ‘oppressive’ policies against Indigenous people in Canada – Global News

July 29 2022 Pope Francis spoke with a delegation of Indigenous Peoples at the Archbishop of Quebec’s residence on Friday as he ends his six-day tour of Canada. “I have come as a brother,” Francis said. “I have come in a spirit of penance, to express my heartfelt pain at the wrong inflicted on you […]

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Pope: Church feels “burden of failure” over indigenous schools – Reuters

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPRE, Quebec, July 28 – Pope Francis on Thursday said the Catholic Church felt “the burden of failure” for its role in running government-backed residential schools that tried to wipe out indigenous cultures and became places of abuse. On the penultimate day of his week-long apology tour of Canada, Francis presided at a Mass at […]

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Pope Francis Mass interrupted by protest over 15th-century doctrine justifying land grab – Reuters

SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPRE, Quebec, July 28 (Reuters) – Participants at Pope Francis’s Mass in Canada on Thursday unfurled a banner asking him to formally rescind edicts from the 15th century in which the papacy justified taking indigenous land. The large banner protesting the doctrine of discovery was unfurled near the front row facing the congregation as the […]

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Thousands receive communion at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré as Pope Francis gives mass – CBC

‘It’s not enough to just apologize,’ said Indigenous artist and activist Jul 28, 2022 Moments before Pope Francis began leading mass at the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica, two people made their way to the front of the altar to hold a brief, silent protest to urge the pontiff to go further in his efforts for healing and reconciliation […]

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Pope: Promote rights of indigenous peoples in Canada – Vatican News

Addressing authorities, diplomats and indigenous in Quebec, Pope Francis decries the “deplorable system” of historic residential schools in Canada, calling it a tragic example of ‘cancel culture,’ and calls for concretely “promoting the legitimate rights of the indigenous populations and to favour processes of healing and reconciliation between them and the non-indigenous people of the […]

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Pope says Catholic communities to promote Indigenous cultures ‘in the spirit of’ UNDRIP – CBC

Jul 27, 2022 Referred to United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Quebec City address Hundreds of people lined the streets from Jean Lesage International Airport to the Plains of Abraham hoping to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he arrived in Quebec City Wednesday. It marks the fourth day of […]

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Ratsénhaienhs Arnold Boyer attending Pope’s visit

(Kahnawake – 27, Ohiarihkó:wa/July 2022) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke wishes to inform the community that Ratsénhaienhs Arnold Boyer will be present for the visit of Pope Francis at Ste. Anne de Beaupré taking place tomorrow (Thursday). He will accompany his parents, both of whom are residential school survivors. Afterward, Ratsénhaienhs Boyer will participate in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 2022113 Views

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The AFNQL requests that the Catholic Church, as an institution & represented by Pope Francis, make an official apology while on their ancestral territories

Jul 25, 2022 WENDAKE, QC – As the visit of Pope Francis to Canada begins, the Assembly of First Nations Québec-Labrador (AFNQL) is questioning the intentions of Bishop Raymond Poisson, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), who told the Le Devoir on July 23, 2022, that “the apology has already been made […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 202296 Views

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