No apology from Pope ‘a setback’ to P.E.I.’s Indigenous people, chief says – CBC

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No apology from Pope ‘a setback’ to P.E.I.’s Indigenous people, chief says – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 2018320 Views

‘One would think that a leader leads by example and does what is right’

Apr 09, 2018

The leader of the Abegweit First Nation Chief Brian Francis says he was “shocked, dismayed and hurt” that the Pope has refused to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools.

Chief Francis is a Catholic, and he expected Pope Francis to say sorry.

“After what is known out there about the residential schools and the tremendous trauma that it has caused to the Indigenous peoples across Canada, that he would refuse to apologize — it’s very hurtful,” Francis said.

“We all know sometimes being a leader is not always popular, but one would think that a leader leads by example and does what is right,” Francis said.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-pope-apology-chief-brian-francis-1.4611259

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