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Pope Francis arrives in Canada for Church apology


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Pope lands in Canada, ready to apologize to Indigenous groups

Pope Francis began a historic visit to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for abuses committed by missionaries in residential schools, a key step in the Catholic Church’s efforts to reconcile with and help Indigenous communities. to heal from generations of trauma. Francis kissed the hand of a residential school survivor as he was greeted at the airport in Edmonton, Alberta by Indigenous representatives, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mary Simon, an Inuk who is the first governor native general of Canada.

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