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Pope Francis asks for ‘forgiveness in the name of the church’ for abuses at residential schools

Pope Francis said on Wednesday he felt the pain of survivors of Canada’s residential school system and he asked for “forgiveness in the name of the church” for the role many of its members played in abusing children and attempting to erase Indigenous cultures. The pope dedicated his talk at …

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Pope’s historic apology for residential school abuses draws mixed reaction in B.C.

WARNING: This story contains distressing details. Monday was an emotional day for many residential school survivors in B.C., as the Pope apologized on behalf of the Catholic Church for the abuse they had to endure. For some, the gesture was a long-awaited opportunity for healing. But others told CBC News they were left …

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