Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday welcomed Pope Francis’s apology to Aboriginal Canadians over a century of abuse committed at Church-run residential schools in the country, calling it a “step forward.”
“Today’s apology is a step forward in acknowledging the truth of our past for writing historical errors, but there is still work to be done,” Trudeau said after Pope Francis presented an apology at the Vatican to the visiting delegation.
“We hope he comes to Canada to deliver the apology in person,” he added. Francis expressed readiness to visit in July.
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