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Canada residential residents in Canada: the pope recognizes "a genocide"

14:00  30 july  2022
14:00  30 july  2022 Source:   lepoint.fr

The Pope's 'penitential pilgrimage' will focus on reparation, observers say

  The Pope's 'penitential pilgrimage' will focus on reparation, observers say Thirty-five years after the last papal visit to an Indigenous community in Canada, Pope Francis is expected to deliver a markedly different message to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities than did his predecessors. He is referring to the trip as “a penitential pilgrimage.”There, he praised the role of Catholic missionaries, saying the "revival of your [Indigenous] culture and traditions that you know today is largely due to the initiatives and continuous efforts of missionaries.

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L E Pope Francis recognized a "genocide" in The drama of residential schools for Aboriginal people in Canada , 'A six -day trip in which he asked for many times to the Amerindian populations. "I did not say the word (during the trip) because it did not come to mind, but I described the genocide. And I apologized, asked for forgiveness for this process, which is a genocide, "said the Pope at a press conference on the plane bringing him back to Rome.

"Remove children, change the culture, change the mentality, change traditions, change a race, say it like that, a whole culture," added the sovereign of Argentinian pontiff in reference to the residentialists for Aboriginal children (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) set up in Canada between the end of the 19th century and the 1990s. “Yes, genocide, it is a technical word. I didn't use it because it didn't come to my mind. But I described what, it is true, is a genocide, "he insisted.

'I am deeply sorry': Pope Francis apologizes for Church's role in residential schools

  'I am deeply sorry': Pope Francis apologizes for Church's role in residential schools MASKWACIS — Pope Francis says he is sorry for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in cultural destruction and forced assimilation of Indigenous people, which culminated in residential schools. Francis apologized Monday in front of residential school survivors and elders in Maskwacis, Alta., south of Edmonton after visiting the site of the former Ermineskin Indian Residential School. He received applause from many in the crowd of thousands. “I am Francis apologized Monday in front of residential school survivors and elders in Maskwacis, Alta., south of Edmonton after visiting the site of the former Ermineskin Indian Residential School.

The "Doctrine of Discovery" is "bad and unfair"

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all Throughout his visit, The Pope asked "forgiveness" for the role played by "many Christians" in this system put in place by the governments of the time but mainly managed by the Catholic Church. Some 150,000 children have been enlisted there. Many of them have undergone physical or sexual abuses, and thousands have never returned, victims of illness, malnutrition or negligence.

Questioned about the "doctrine of discovery", the papal edicts of the 15th century which authorized the European powers to colonize the land and the non -Christian peoples, the Pope judged "bad" and "unfair" this "doctrine of colonization" . “This mentality that we are superior and the natives do not count is serious. For this, we have to work in this direction. Go back and clean up everything that has been poorly done, but being aware that today there is also the same colonialism, "he replied. In Quebec then in Iqaluit, in the Arctic archipelago, Aboriginal people had deployed signs and banners during the rallies in the presence of the Pope to ask to "revoke" this doctrine.

Pope Francis apologizes for forced assimilation of Indigenous children at residential schools

  Pope Francis apologizes for forced assimilation of Indigenous children at residential schools The first day of Pope Francis's "penitential pilgrimage" began with a heartfelt apology delivered at the site of one of Canada's largest residential schools and ended eight hours later with blessings and songs at an intimate service in the only designated Indigenous church in Canada. In a morning event in a First Nation community in central Alberta, Pope Francis apologized for members of the Catholic Church who co-operated with Canada's "devastating" policy of Indigenous residential schools.

The Pope declares that he will not be able to "travel" as before

Pope Francis, 85, reduced by lively knee pains forcing him to move in a wheelchair, said that he could "no longer travel" At the same pace as before, also evoking the possibility of "putting aside".

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"I don't think I can keep the same rhythm of travel as before. I believe that at my age, and with these limits, I must spare myself to be able to serve the church, or on the contrary think of the possibility of putting myself aside, "he said at a conference of Press on the plane bringing him back from his trip to Canada, on the night of Friday to Saturday. “In all honesty, it is not a disaster. You can change your pope. This is not a problem. But I think I have to limit myself a little with these efforts, "added the pope in front of journalists on the return of his 37th international trip since his election in 2013.

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