Justin Trudeau welcomes François’ gesture and awaits his visit



In response to the Pope’s words, the Canadian Prime Minister made a point of ” underline ” the apologies presented by the head of the Catholic Church. In a statement dated Friday 1er April, he salutes the“incredible display of courage and determination” residential school survivors. “This apology would not have happened if the survivors had not told their truth directly to one of the responsible institutions, and if they had not recounted and lived again their painful memories”considered the politician.

“Canada’s history will forever be tainted by the tragic reality of the residential school system”said Justin Trudeau again, and the words of Pope Francis “constitute a step forward in recognizing the truth of our past”. “I hope to see His Holiness Pope Francis issue an apology during a visit to Canada, as requested by First Nations, Inuit and Métis,” he asserted.

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