assimilation

Pope sorry for forced assimilation of Indigenous people

Jul 25, 2022 | 1:20pm

Pope Francis says he is sorry for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the cultural destruction and forced assimilation of Indigenous people, which culminated in residential schools. Tears streamed down the faces of elders and survivors as Francis apologized Monday in Maskwacis, Alta., south of Edmonton, after visiting the site of the former Ermineskin Indian Residential […]