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With His Apology to Indigenous Canadians, Pope Francis Seeks to Heal the Heart of the Church

National Catholic RegisterPope Francis visits the church dedicated to Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows July 25, where he blessed a banner with the names of children from residential schools. Then he prayed privately in Maskwacis Cemetery.

COMMENTARY: Seeking to lift the apology debate out of the ‘how-much-is-enough’ and’ when-will-this-be-over’ dynamic, the Holy Father proposed a reconciling ecclesial vision of a Church both holy and sinful.