Asked if he would urge the Pope to apologize, Trudeau said “different churches, including the Catholic Church, are very much engaged with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and I am certainly intending to work with the Catholic Church, including with the Holy See, to move forward with implementing that recommendation — to ask him directly to engage with this issue, yes.”
The commission, in its 94 calls to action, called upon the Pope to apologize to residential school survivors and their families for the 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.”
All three Churches need to be accountable in word and in deed compensation.
No religion should be given a free ride, they are all private clubs that do harm to the social good.
Religion needs to pay taxes, so the government can address and redress the social harms of inequality, poverty and addictions/mental illness.
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