Pope Expresses ‘sorrow’ to Victims of Canadian Schools

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Pope Benedict XVI met aboriginal survivors of Canada’s residential school system on Wednesday (Apr. 29) and voiced his “sorrow” over “deplorable” abuses in the church-run schools.

“Given the sufferings that some indigenous children experienced in the Canadian Residential School system, the Holy Father expressed his sorrow at the anguish caused by the deplorable conduct of some members of the Church and he offered his sympathy and prayerful solidarity,” the Vatican said in a statement.

“His Holiness emphasized that acts of abuse cannot be tolerated in society.”

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