Canada’s Trudeau blasts Catholic Church for ignoring role in indigenous schools

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By Steve Scherer and Anna Mehler Paperny OTTAWA (Reuters) -The Catholic Church must take responsibility for its role in running many of Canada’s residential schools for indigenous children, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, after the discovery of the remains of 215 children at one former school last month. “As a Catholic, I am deeply disappointed by the position the Catholic Church has taken now and over the past many years,” Trudeau told reporters. “We expect the Church to step up and take responsibility for its role in this.” The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops did not re…

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