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 Papst hofft auf "heilende" Reise nach Kanada infographic
Grafik zeigt den Terminplan für die Reise von Papst Franziskus on Kanada.


Kanada Besuch des Papstes soll "das Böse", das man der indigenen Bevölkerung angetan hat, wieder gut machen

By Ninian Carter

July 24, 2022 - July 30, 2022 - Papst Franziskus will sich für die Rolle der katholischen Kirche im indigenen Schulsystem von Kanada entschuldigen, das viele Kinder physisch und sexuell missbraucht hat.

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, delivering nine homilies and addresses, and say two Masses.

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

PUBLISHED: 18/07/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images