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Trudeau says Pope should apologize on Canadian soil for church’s role in residential schools

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By Steve Scherer OTTAWA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday he has asked the pope to come to Canada to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role running residential schools for indigenous children, after nearly 1,000 bodies were found in two mass graves. “I have spoken personally directly with His Holiness Pope Francis to press upon him how important it is not just that he makes an apology but that he makes an apology to indigenous Canadians on Canadian soil,” Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa. “I know that the Catholic church leadership is looking and very actively engaged …

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