He expressed his pain and called for reconciliation between Canadian politicians and Catholic Church leaders Pope Francis after the remains of 215 Indigenous children in Canada were found on the grounds of a former Catholic boarding school, MTI reported.
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demanded by many in Canada.
The facility, run by the Catholic Church, near the small town of Kamloops, opened more than a hundred years ago with the aim of forcing indigenous children to integrate into the European immigrant community.
The children died by the boarding school administration at the time undocumented, despite their disappearance being reported to the authorities by members of the indigenous community.
The Catholic bishop in St. Peter’s Square called for a “commitment to cooperate” with the investigation to investigate the case. Pope Francis expressed his sympathy to the “Canadian people who are shocked by this shocking news.”
From 1831 until recently, 1996, the Catholic Church operated boarding schools in Canada. Children’s remains were excavated in the small town of Kamloops on the site where the local Native American Residential Institution operated until 1978.
While the institutional system of the residential church was in place in Canada, approximately 150,000 Aboriginal children were separated from their families.
Many of them have been injured, abused and sexually exploited, and many are malnourished. Two days ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that the Catholic Church should take responsibility for the issue of former boarding schools.