The Pope apologized today for the Catholic church’s role in the abuse found in residential schools.
The Vatican says the pontiff expressed his sorrow at a meeting today with victims and representatives of native Canadians. During the meeting, at which the group was able to share stories and concerns, Pope Benedict emphasized that ?¢‚Ç¨?ìacts of abuse cannot be tolerated.?¢‚Ç¨¬ù
The Anglican church apologized 1993, the Presbyterian Church in 1994 and the United Church in 1998. The federal government apologized last year.
I’m not sure why the Catholic church, which ran 75% of the schools, took so long to apologize. At least they did.
Sure, they didn’t actually say, “I apologize”, but if Phil Fontaine can view such an aabsence as not diminishing the statement, so can I.