After it was reported that several churches were burned down in July 2021, Conference of Catholic Bishops of Canada (CCCB) Has publicly apologized for all abuses of indigenous children by Canadian boarding schools.
Canadian bishop apologizes for abuse of indigenous children
According to Canadian media Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian bishops apologized to the indigenous people of this country for the abuse of children in schools. In addition, they stated that they will continue to provide information to identify minors in unmarked graves.
Yes, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops passed a statement appealing to indigenous people for recognition “The suffering experienced by Indian boarding schools in Canada”.
“This system has resulted in the suppression of indigenous languages and cultures, as well as many Catholic religious groups and diocesan dioceses., Does not respect the rich history, tradition and wisdom of indigenous peoples”, It reads in the text they shared.
“We acknowledge that some members of our Catholic community have committed serious abuses; physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, cultural and sexual“Announce the church authorities in Canada, and then add the following: “The Catholic Bishops of Canada deeply regret and apologize clearly”.
They will support the indigenous people
On the other hand, they stated that they will address their role in the genocide of Canadian indigenous peoples, and they will raise funds to support the projects they have identified. And guarantee that they will listen to their opinions, including the survivors of the school “Educate our clergy”.
Remember that several Aboriginal communities across Canada have reported finding hundreds of unidentified graves around the school’s location since the start of the year.In Kamloops they found 215 remains of indigenous children. In Saskatchewan, however, more than 700 were found at the Marieval Indian boarding school. This was due to ground penetrating radar. Grave.
Similarly, in June, the Lower Kootenay Band of British Columbia stated, 182 human remains were found at a location near the old boarding school in Cranbrook.
Some churches were set on fire to protest the publication of the results of these investigations.Canadian bishops expressed their regret for the incident and said that they would continue to search for more graves of indigenous children who were abused at boarding schools.
* Information from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation