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The Pope’s Meetings with Canadian Indigenous Leaders: An Explainer

Geoff RobinsFlags mark the unmarked graves of more than 750 who were buried on the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Cowessess First Nation, Saskatchewan, June 25, 2021.Pope Francis will meet with representatives of the First Nations March 28 and 31, and April 1.

COMMENTARY: They are a continuation of the process of reconciliation that is underway because of the Catholic Church’s participation in Canada’s assimilationist residential school policy for indigenous children.