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Jesuit leader apologizes for slavery at Georgetown

July 11, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Father Tim Kesicki, SJ, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, issued a formal apology at a conference attended by descendants of enslaved persons sold by Jesuits at Georgetown University in 1838. “The Jesuits did it,” he said during “Truth and Reconciliation: The Sin of Jesuit Slaveholding.” “We bear the sin and the responsibility.”

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