June 6 2021 9:41am

Pope calls for reconciliation, healing over residential school discovery

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he was pained by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former Catholic school for Indigenous students in Canada and called for respect of the rights and culture of native peoples. He urged Canadian political and Catholic religious leaders to “cooperate with determination” to shed light on the finding and to seek reconciliation and healing.

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