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The Catholic Church of Canada’s apology for abuse in boarding schools for indigenous children


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Native peoples have demanded that the missing children be found.

The Catholic Church of Canada on Friday offered an “unequivocal” apology to indigenous peoples for the abuses committed in the children’s boarding schools that they managed for more than a century.

“We acknowledge the suffering experienced in residential Indian schools in Canada,” reads a statement from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“We express our deep regret and unequivocally apologize.”

For years, Native nations and the government of Canada have requested the Holy See to offer an apology for the crimes that occurred within the dozens of boarding schools to whom some 150,000 indigenous children were forcibly taken away.


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