Full healing requires extending forgiveness – The Catholic Register

July 21, 2022

Hopes are high Pope Francis’ visit to Canada will bring about the reconciliation that leads to healing and restoration for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples alike. The Pontiff’s visit follows on the heels of his meeting with an Indigenous delegation in the Vatican at the end of March.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Papal Visit to Canada Secretariat says the trip will enable Pope Francis “to listen and dialogue with Indigenous peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness and to address the impact of colonization and the participation of the Catholic Church in the operation of residential schools throughout Canada.”

This is a very welcome move. Among other things, Pope Francis’ visit is a solid step in fulfilling Section 58 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRCC) Calls to Action report.

Read More: https://www.catholicregister.org/opinion/columnists/item/34618-full-healing-requires-extending-forgiveness

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