Pope says residential-school policy was part of ‘genocide’ plan

Pope says residential-school policy was part of ‘genocide’ plan Pope Francis watches as a musician performs during a meeting with young people and elders outside the primary school in Iqaluit in the Canadian territory of Nunavut July 29, 2022. Photos: CNS
The planned destruction of the families, languages, cultures and traditions of the Indigenous communities of Canada through the residential school system was “genocide,” Pope Francis has said. Asked by an Indigenous reporter why he did not use the word genocide while in Canada, the Pope said, “I didn’t use the word because it did not…
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