Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which evaluated the history of the schools, has estimated that 4,100 to 6,000 students died as a result of disease, injury, neglect, or abuse over the decades.
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The papal meetings are scheduled Dec. 17-20.
From June 21 through June 26, four Catholic churches located on tribal lands in British Columbia burned to the ground.
Archbishop Marcel Damphousse apologized June 17 and requested a formal apology by Pope Francis.
COMMENTARY: If missionary expansion is considered an evil enterprise, then the very foundations of Hispanic Catholicism in the United States are compromised.
Jonas Marcolino Macuxí, the chief of the Macuxi tribe, asserted promotion of ‘primitivism’ has brought conflict to the region since the 1970s.
Francis met with indigenous people of the Amazon region in the city of Puerto Maldonado.
The Holy Father has reportedly allowed the Latin Church bishops in the Amazon region to debate a change to priestly discipline that would more closely align with the Eastern Catholic Churches.
‘We rejoice that Jesus continues to die and rise again in each gesture that we offer to the least of our brothers and sisters,’ Holy Father said in Feb. 15 homily in Chiapas that quotes Laudato Si.