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“I express my deep shame and sorrow, and, together with the bishops of this country, I renew my request for forgiveness for the wrong done"
“In addition to being children of a history that needs to be preserved, we are authors of a history yet to be written,” the Holy Father said
“It pains me to think that Catholics contributed to policies of assimilation and enfranchisement that inculcated a sense of inferiority"
Pope Francis is also deeply concerned about the damaged environment of the indigenous people and global poverty
“I am here because the first step of my penitential pilgrimage among you is that of again asking forgiveness”
The pope is expected to meet with and apologize to indigenous Canadians for abuses committed at Church-run residential schools
Pope Francis' visit is primarily to apologize to survivors for the Church's role in the scandal that has been tagged as "cultural genocide"
“As you know,” he said, “I will come among you especially in the name of Jesus to meet and embrace the indigenous peoples”
The visit will focus on reconciliation but will also provide a chance for Canada's Catholic faithful to meet the pope
"We must find new ways to come to terms with the darker and more difficult aspects of the past"