Edit: naturally, intelligent “First Nations” agree with Rosica on item 58! He’s having a hard time explaining why the Pope has apologized for “colonialism” and not for the Catholic Church’s alleged responsibility for doing wrong to Canada’s Indians. (First Nations sounds like something from an AIM leaflet.
[CBC] A Canadian priest is defending Pope Francis' decision not to apologize to Indigenous people in Canada for the role the Catholic Church played in the residential school system.
About 150,000 First Nation, Inuit and Métis children were taken from their parents by law and forced to attend church-run residential schools. At least 6,000 children died at the schools from disease, mishaps and abuse, according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
A papal apology was one of the 94 recommendations made by the TRC. During a visit to the Vatican last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally asked the Pope to consider such a gesture.