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Pope Francis: Canada’s Residential-School System Was ‘Cultural Genocide’

GUGLIELMO MANGIAPANEPope Francis looks down during a news conference aboard the papal plane on his flight back after visiting Canada on July 29.

During the in-flight press conference on his return flight to Rome from Iqaluit, Francis said while he had not used the word ‘genocide,’ he indeed had described one. ‘I apologized; I asked forgiveness for this work, which was genocide.’