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 البابا يزور كندا في جولة اعتذار للسكان الأصليين infographic
Graphic shows itinerary for Pope Francis’ trip to Canada.


البابا يزور كندا في جولة اعتذار للسكان الأصليين

By Ninian Carter

July 24, 2022 - July 30, 2022 - يتوجه البابا فرانسيس إلى كندا في جولة يعتذر خلالها عن دور الكنيسة الكاثوليكية في نظام مدارس الشعوب الأصلية الذي أخضع العديد من الأطفال للاعتداء البدني والجنسي.

Pope Francis says his upcoming trip to Canada will be a “pilgrimage of penance” that he hopes will help heal wounds made by the Church’s abusive role in trying to erase indigenous cultures in state-sanctioned schools.

Between 1831 and 1996, around 150,000 children were taken from their homes, with many subjected to abuse, rape and malnutrition in what Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls a “cultural genocide”.

The 85-year-old pontiff will visit Edmonton, Maskwacis, Lac Ste. Anne, Quebec, and Iqaluit.

The trip, which had been in doubt due to the Pope’s recent knee fracture, will run from July 24-30, 2022.

PUBLISHED: 19/07/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images