As Canada reels from the discovery of a mass tomb of kids at a school previously run by the Catholic Church, Pope Francis revealed his shock in remarks after his standard Angelus prayer in St Peter’s square in Rome on Sunday.
“I received the news from Canada with horror,” the pope stated, a week after news of the discovery emerged.
A mass tomb of 215 Indigenous kids was found last month at Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia, which ran in between 1890 and 1978 under the auspices of the Catholic Church and later on the federal government.
The remarks followed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated he was “deeply disappointed” by the position of the Catholic Church both now and in previous years which the federal government was “still seeing resistance” from the church.
The pope stated he accompanied bishops to reveal his nearness to the Canadian individuals which the discovery had actually increased certainty about the discomfort of the past.
Pope Francis stated work continued to clarify the matter. He required a shift far from the ideology of colonization and for acknowledgment of the rights of all boys and children of Canada.
The discovery at the Kamloops school was initially validated by Rosanne Casimir, the chief of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, previously referred to as the Kamloops Indian Band.
Some of the kids were as young as 3 years of ages and the reason for their deaths is still unidentified.
The case has actually triggered calls from Canadian Indigenous groups to penetrate all previous property schools.
For years, countless kids were drawn from their households and positioned in property schools, where they needed to discover the customs of European colonialists to forget their own culture. Violence and sexual assault prevailed in the schools.