Canadian indigenous leader hopes papal apology will give him, other survivors closure
January 06, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: A papal apology for abuse in Canada’s residential schools has “been a long time coming,” said Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. “And there’s an opportunity here for the Catholic Church to do the right thing.”
He added, “I would be thrilled to have an apology from the Holy Father, as I was with the  statement of regret from Pope Benedict XVI, though back then I would’ve preferred a full apology.”
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