Alberta chiefs hope Pope’s visit will help world understand impact of residential schools – CBC

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Alberta chiefs hope Pope’s visit will help world understand impact of residential schools – CBC

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Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the Maskwacis area as part of his Canadian tour

Jun 27, 2022

Leaders from four First Nations in central Alberta say the Pope’s upcoming visit could help the world understand the trauma the residential school system caused to Indigenous people.

Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the Maskwacis area, south of Edmonton, as part of his Canadian tour from July 24 to 29.

The community, which has four member nations, says it has been working around the clock in preparation for the thousands of people who are anticipated to come to the area to watch as the Pope is expected to apologize to survivors of residential schools and hear their stories.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/pope-visit-residential-school-alberta-1.6503548

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