The visit had been in the works since June 2021, following the discovery of what may be unmarked gravesites at the site of former residential schools.
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The delegation announced the meeting will be rescheduled as soon as possible in 2022.
The discovery of 182 additional undocumented graves outside a former residential school has occurred.
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.
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On the weekend of May 22, the remains of 215 Indigenous children were found in unmarked graves at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, Canada.