Innu Mount Cashel survivor calls for apology to Indigenous people during Pope’s visit to Canada – CBC

Hundreds of Labrador Innu are going to Quebec, attending Pope’s mass

Jul 22, 2022

When Pope Francis conducts a holy mass at the National Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré on Thursday, an Innu man hopes he’ll do more than lead the congregation.

Penote Antuan says he wants to see the Pope apologize for the harm Catholics have done to Indigenous people.

The Pope apologized to Indigenous delegations in Rome earlier this spring for the role of the Catholic Church in Canada’s residential school system, but Antuan, a Mount Cashel Orphanage survivor, says a larger apology is needed to heal.

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