Indignation and Shame: Pope Francis addresses Church Role in Residential Schools



It is the apology that some have waited a lifetime to hear, Pope Francis has publicly apologized for the church's role in the Canadian Residential School System which saw countless Indigenous and first nation children ripped from their parents.


Pope Francis said that the church failed in its role in Canadian history, "I have said this to you and Now I'm repeating it, sorrow and shame, for the role that a number of Catholics, particularly those with educational responsibilities, have had in all these things that wounded you, in the abuses you suffered and in the lack of respect shown for your identity, your culture and even your spiritual values,