Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 58: Church Apologies and Reconciliation (58-61)

Pope Francis still refuses to apologize

June 6, 2021

NPR – In prepared remarks delivered from St. Peter’s, a little over a week after the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children in unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, Pope Francis “expressed sorrow but never explicitly apologized for the church’s role in the forced re-education of more than 150,000 children, who were taken from their homes over a period of 150 years during the 19th and 20th centuries.