Catholic Church

Residential school records released day before archbishop testifies at Senate

Residential school records released day before archbishop testifies at Senate

Nov 8, 2023 | 8:59am
A Catholic archdiocese that operated four Indigenous residential schools in Manitoba and Saskatchewan has finally surrendered a long-awaited trove of records that may hold clues about their tragic history. The Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas gave the documents to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on Monday — just one day before Archbishop Murray Chatlain’s appearance before […]

Pope Francis travels to Quebec City for final days of Indigenous reconciliation visit

Jul 27, 2022 | 9:42am

A plane carrying Pope Francis left Edmonton on Wednesday morning heading to Quebec City to begin the next leg of what he has described as his “penitential” journey in Canada. The pontiff is scheduled to have separate meetings with Gov. Gen. Mary Simon and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Citadelle of Québec, then give […]

‘Move forward together’: Pope holds giant public mass in Edmonton football stadium

Jul 26, 2022 | 12:39pm

Pope Francis spoke about the importance of grandparents and the elderly as thousands gathered for a public mass at Edmonton’s football stadium Tuesday, a day after the pontiff apologized for abuses committed at Catholic-run residential schools. Francis prayed for “a future in which the history of violence and marginalization suffered by our Indigenous brothers and […]

Pope set for historic apology for school abuses in Canada

Jul 25, 2022 | 9:16am

Thousands of Indigenous people converged Monday on the small Alberta prairie community of Maskwacis to hear a long-awaited apology from Pope Francis for generations of abuse and cultural suppression at Catholic residential schools across Canada. Francis was scheduled to arrive in mid-morning at the site of the former Ermineskin Indian Residential School, now largely torn down. […]

FSIN Wants an Apology and the Records of Residential School Survivors

Jun 11, 2021 | 12:49pm

The FSIN says the Pope and the Catholic Church needs to apologize to Indian Residential School Survivors. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says the Catholic Church also needs to release all of its records relating to First Nations children at residential schools across Canada. At a news conference Friday morning in Saskatoon FSIN Vice […]