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Voltaire2's Journal
Voltaire2's Journal
May 31, 2017

Canada Asked The Pope For An Official Apology Over The Catholic Church's Role In Residential Schools

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission demanded a papal apology.

Pope Francis has told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that he's open to issuing an official Papal apology for the Catholic church's role in Canada's residential schools system.

Trudeau met with the Pope during a visit to the Vatican on Monday.

“I told him about how important it is for Canadians that we move forward on real reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and highlighted how he could help by issuing an apology,” Mr. Trudeau later told reporters, according to the Globe and Mail.

Starting in the late 19th century, about 150,000 Indigenous children in Canada were forced into church-run schools where physical, sexual, and emotional abuse was rife. An estimated 6,000 children died while at these state-sanctioned institutions.


May 16, 2017

Pissing off the foreign and domestic intelligence services.

Probably not a brilliant strategy for serving out the rest of your term.

May 15, 2017

How much more?

The issue with all of this is how much more the Republican Party establishment will put up with before they have had enough. My guess is infinity more.

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