The Struggle to the Church to Account for Wrongs Done to the Indigenous of Canada

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Despite health problems, Pope Francis this month intends to keep his pledge to Indigenous people to visit Turtle Island ‘where I will be able better to express to you my closeness.’

There was not a hint of traditional Catholic sensibility about it. Indigenous ceremonies echoed throughout St Peter’s Square as representatives of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Canada celebrated their meeting with Pope Francis by dancing in a plethora of colours and sounds in the front yard of the ecclesiastical power that had sanctified their conquest centuries ago.