Trudeau says Pope’s apology had ‘enormous impact’ on residential school survivors

Speaking at a welcome ceremony for Pope Francis at Quebec City’s historic Citadelle, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked the Pope for “genuinely seeking to understand, to do right and to atone” for the church’s role in Canada’s residential school system. Trudeau said he believed that Pope Francis’ apology on Monday has had an “enormous impact” on Indigenous survivors of the country’s residential schools.