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Mi’kmaw Elder heading to Vatican, hopes for an apology from the Pope – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202246 Views

Mar 03, 2022

For weeks Mi’kmaw Elder Phyllis Googoo has been preparing her speech. As one of 13 delegates that will travel to the Vatican, and have a private meeting with Pope Francis, Googoo says she’ll talk about the impacts of residential schools.

“I saw so much in residential school, that it haunts me you know, thinking about it, other children, what I saw, a lot of different kinds of abuses,” says Googoo.

Googoo says she’s hoping Pope Francis will fulfill the call to action 58 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which says, “We call upon the Pope to issue an apology to Survivors, their families, and communities for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children in Catholic-run residential schools.”

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