“Making good things happen doesn’t mean wrong things never happened. Wrongs are history. They endure. But actions, particularly actions that seek genuine forgiveness, can be signifiers of change, indeed, of progress.”
Papal apology: A Canadian perspective
Returning moccasins, pope apologizes for church role in residential schools
The first step of Pope Francis’ “penitential pilgrimage” to Canada involved him returning two pairs of children’s moccasins.
Photos of the Week: July 25, 2022
In the spotlight: Papal visit to Canada, Ukraine refugees, U.S. women’s soccer team
Pope arrives in Canada focused on elders and on repentance
Pope Francis told the reporters his visit to Canada July 24-29 would be “a penitential trip” to meet with, listen to and apologize to members of Canada’s First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, especially those who experienced abuse or attempts at forced assimilation at church-run residential schools.
Photos of the Week: April 4, 2022
In the spotlight: papal visit to Malta, apology to Canadian Indigenous leaders, Vatican pizza, Ukraine war
Pope apologizes for treatment of Indigenous in Canada, promises to visit
Expressing “sorrow and shame” for the complicity of Catholics in abusing Indigenous children in Canada and helping in the attempt to erase their culture, Pope Francis pledged to address the issue more fully when he visits Canada.
Photos of the Week: Jan. 3, 2022
In the spotlight: Christmas around the world, polar plunge, COVID surge
Photos of the Week: Aug. 16, 2021
In the spotlight: Greece wildfires, feast of St. Cajetan, street Mass