Politics & SocietyPodcasts
Gloria Purvis
Gloria Purvis and Sam Rocha discuss the legacy of church’s involvement in the residential school system and colonization more broadly.
FaithDispatches
Kevin Clarke
The latest incident occurred on July 19, when firefighters responded to reports of a fire at 3:30 a.m. at the St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Surrey, British Columbia. The church was completely destroyed.
FaithNews
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis has agreed to meet in December with Indigenous survivors of Canada’s notorious residential schools amid calls for a papal apology for the Catholic Church’s role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of native children.
Politics & SocietyNews
Jim Morris - Associated Press
The discovery that follows last month's report of 215 bodies found at another school.
FaithNews
Associated Press
Two Roman Catholic churches on First Nations reserves in British Columbia have burned to the ground in overnight fires, Canada’s national police force said Monday.
A woman embraces her daughter during a rally at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia, June 6, 2021. The remains of 215 children, some as young as three years old, were detected by ground-penetrating radar found at the site in May. (CNS photo/Chris Helgren, Reuters)
FaithDispatches
Dean Dettloff
The discovery of the unmarked graves of First Nations' children led to renewed calls for a papal apology in Canada to respond to the legacy of residential schools and revived questions about the church’s role in colonialism in Canada.