POPE CANADA  – Pope Francis travels to Canada for ‘penitential pilgrimage’

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Pope Francis traveled on Sunday to Canada for what he has called a “penitential pilgrimage” in which he plans to apologize to the indigenous community for the harm done by the Catholic church during the so-called “process of assimilation”.

The pontiff said he hoped his journey to Canada would help the “process of healing and reconciliation with the country’s indigenous peoples” after the abuse committed to thousands of indigenous children in Catholic-run schools across the country.