Mi’kmaw community still processing Pope’s apology, says elder who travelled to Vatican – CBC

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Mi’kmaw community still processing Pope’s apology, says elder who travelled to Vatican – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 202241 Views

Apr 13, 2022

‘I felt like crying the whole time, but I had to be strong,’ says Phyllis Googoo

This story is part of a series from CBC’s Eskasoni Community Bureau, based out of the Sarah Denny Cultural Centre. This series comes from weeks of conversations with community members about what they feel is important to see, hear and read on CBC’s platforms.

Phyllis Googoo wants to see her Mi’kmaw people begin to heal following a historic apology from Pope Francis.

The We’koqma’q woman was the first person to speak with the head of the Roman Catholic Church about the pain and abuse suffered at the hands of nuns and priests who ran Canada’s residential schools.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/mikmaw-aftermath-pope-francis-apology-1.6417342

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