Pope’s residential school apology prompts mixed emotions from Manitoba survivors – CBC

Jul 26, 2022

Pope Francis didn’t mention sexual abuse, day school survivors in long-awaited apology in Canada

WARNING: This story contains distressing details.

For Phil Fontaine, watching the heartfelt apology delivered by Pope Francis at the site of one of Canada’s largest residential schools on Monday illuminated a path forward for survivors and others affected by the legacy of the institutions.

“I’m as optimistic as I was earlier in the day…The Pope expressed not just an apology. He didn’t just say, ‘I am sorry.’ I think he laid out the work ahead of us,” said Fontaine, the former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, who is from Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, on CBC’s The National Monday night.

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