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Jul 22 2022

Deep Dive Podcast into the Pope’s Visit-America Media

2022-07-22T03:25:53+00:00July 22nd, 2022|

In a special deep-dive episode of “Inside the Vatican,” residential school survivors, church leaders anda historian explain how and why Catholic religious orders like the Oblates of Mary Immaculate partnered with the Canadian government to operate schools that forcibly removed Indigenous children from the care of their parents-which flew in […]

Jul 20 2022

Statement from Development and Peace — Caritas Canada

2022-07-20T14:32:22+00:00July 20th, 2022|

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This Sunday, Pope Francis is arriving in Canada for a five-day pastoral visit to dialogue with Indigenous peoples, to accompany us “walking together” on the path of initiatives already begun for healing and reconciliation, and to express his heartfelt closeness.

Development and Peace […]

Jun 10 2022


2022-06-10T18:16:22+00:00June 10th, 2022|

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The Indigenous delegation to Rome and Pope Francis’ apology is one more step toward truth and reconciliation. Another step will evolve through the Papal visit to Canada.  In anticipation, members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle (OLGC) invite you to pray individually […]

May 3 2022

May 5 Red Dress Day in Canada/Ce jeudi 5 mai, est la Journée de la Robe Rouge au Canada

2022-05-12T20:06:56+00:00May 3rd, 2022|

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This Thursday, May 5th is Red Dress Day in Canada. It is also known as the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Children(MMIWC). Empty red dresses are displayed in public spaces across the country to raise awareness of the numerous missing and […]

Apr 1 2022

Historic Meeting Indigenous and the Holy Father

2022-05-12T20:07:17+00:00April 1st, 2022|

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Greetings, we have all been privileged to witness the historic meeting of Inuit, Métis, and First Nations delegations and the Holy Father and to receive his profound address in response. After years of preparation it has finally occurred. However it is one […]

Mar 11 2022

Indigenous delegations’ visit to Rome

2022-05-12T20:07:49+00:00March 11th, 2022|

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We received gratefully the recent announcement of the upcoming visit of First Nations, Inuit and Metis delegations with Our Holy Father Pope Francis at the Vatican. The Canadian Catholic Bishops, Assembly of First Nations, Métis National Council, and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami has […]

Jan 28 2022

Canada’s Catholic Bishops establish new registered charity to support healing and reconciliation initiatives

2022-05-12T20:08:06+00:00January 28th, 2022|

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Canada’s Catholic Bishops have agreed to establish a new registered charity to support and advance healing and reconciliation initiatives. The charity is expected to manage the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund, which will accept contributions from 73 dioceses across Canada in order to fulfill […]

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