Canada calls on pope to apologize after Indigenous children’s remains found

Government urges apology for role Catholic church played in residential school system after remains of 215 children discovered

Canada’s government has called on Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the role the Catholic church played in Canada’s residential school system, days after the remains of 215 children were located at what was once the country’s largest such school.

Justin Trudeau’s government also pledged again to support efforts to find more unmarked graves at the former residential schools which held Indigenous children taken from families across the nation.

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