Pope Francis

Pope Francis leaves the Citadelle in his popemobile following a reconciliation ceremony during his papal visit across Canada in Quebec City on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Most Canadians view Pope’s apology as step toward reconciliation: poll

Francis spent six days visiting Alberta, Quebec and Nunavut for what he called a ‘penitential pilgrimage’

 

Raymond Frogner, the head archivist for the Winnipeg-based National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, was recently in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate archives in Rome searching for documents related to the religious order’s time running residential schools in Canada. Frogner is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Raymond Frogner

‘Very profound’: Hundreds of residential school photos found in Rome archives

Photos could help uncover what happened to some children who never returned home

 

Former Ermineskin Indian Residential School site. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)

Ermineskin Residential School survivor: ‘I forgave them a long time ago’

Twain Buffalo says he will be long dead before reconciliation ever occurs

 

Dorothy Loreen in Maskwacis July 25. Background blur added. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Inuvialuit woman travelled from north of Arctic Circle to hear Pope in Maskwacis

Dorothy Loreen travelled a long way from her home community of Tuktoyaktuk,…

Dorothy Loreen in Maskwacis July 25. Background blur added. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller speaks in Ottawa on May 16, 2022. Miller says the “gaps” in Pope Francis’s apology to residential school survivors cannot be ignored. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘Gaps’ in Pope’s apology can’t be ignored, says Crown-Indigenous relations minister

The minister said Indigenous people will decide for themselves what they think

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller speaks in Ottawa on May 16, 2022. Miller says the “gaps” in Pope Francis’s apology to residential school survivors cannot be ignored. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Pope Francis prays at a gravesite at the Ermineskin Cree Nation Cemetery in Maskwacis, Alta., during his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. Pope Francis delivered a historic apology to survivors of the country’s residential school system, the majority of which were operated by the Catholic Church. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

What Pope Francis left out in his words of apology to residential school survivors

Pope Francis delivered a historic apology on Monday to survivors of Canada’s…

Pope Francis prays at a gravesite at the Ermineskin Cree Nation Cemetery in Maskwacis, Alta., during his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. Pope Francis delivered a historic apology to survivors of the country’s residential school system, the majority of which were operated by the Catholic Church. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
From Left to Right: Chief Desmond Bull, Chief Randy Ermineskin, Elder Jon Crier, Grand Chief of the Treaty Six Confederacy George Arcand Jr. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)

Maskwacis Chiefs and survivors speak on Pope Francis’ apology

‘I’ve waited 50 years for this apology and I finally heard it’

From Left to Right: Chief Desmond Bull, Chief Randy Ermineskin, Elder Jon Crier, Grand Chief of the Treaty Six Confederacy George Arcand Jr. (Emily Jaycox/ Ponoka News)
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Pope Francis spends a few minutes praying alone at the Ermineskin Cemetery July 25. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Pope Francis spends a few minutes praying alone at the Ermineskin Cemetery July 25. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Indigenous people hold up a banner while waiting for Pope Francis during his visit to Maskwaci, the former Ermineskin Residential School, Monday, July 25, 2022, in Maskwacis, Alberta. Pope Francis traveled to Canada to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

First Nations leaders, members react to Pope’s apology on residential schools

Pope said he was ‘deeply sorry’ to thousands gathered in Maskwacis Monday

Indigenous people hold up a banner while waiting for Pope Francis during his visit to Maskwaci, the former Ermineskin Residential School, Monday, July 25, 2022, in Maskwacis, Alberta. Pope Francis traveled to Canada to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Pope Francis adjusts a traditional headdress he was given after his apology to Indigenous people during a ceremony in Maskwacis, Alta., as part of his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pope Francis adjusts a traditional headdress he was given after his apology to Indigenous people during a ceremony in Maskwacis, Alta., as part of his papal visit across Canada on Monday, July 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pope Francis meets the Canadian Indigenous people as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Pope Francis begins a weeklong trip to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope set for historic apology for abuses against Indigenous children in Canada

Pope set to speak in Alberta community of Maskwacîs on Monday

Pope Francis meets the Canadian Indigenous people as he arrives at Edmonton’s International airport, Canada, Sunday, July 24, 2022. Pope Francis begins a weeklong trip to Canada on Sunday to apologize to Indigenous peoples for the abuses committed by Catholic missionaries in the country’s notorious residential schools. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Henry Pitawanakwat of Ottawa, who is part of the official Indigenous language translation team for the papal visit in Canada, poses in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PIPIKWAN PEHTAKWAN-Nicole Van Stone

Translators to deliver Pope’s words in languages forbidden in residential schools

Indigenous children were punished for speaking their native languages

Henry Pitawanakwat of Ottawa, who is part of the official Indigenous language translation team for the papal visit in Canada, poses in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PIPIKWAN PEHTAKWAN-Nicole Van Stone
Pope Francis is welcomed by a group of Indigenous leaders Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Pope Francis arrives in Alberta for ‘pilgrimage of penance’

Pope’s first public words to be spoken in Canada will be in Maskwacis

Pope Francis is welcomed by a group of Indigenous leaders Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, on June 22, 2022. The Pope has left Rome to begin his visit to Canada aimed at reconciliation with Indigenous people for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andrew Medichini

Pope flies to Canada for ‘penitential trip’ aimed at Indigenous reconciliation

Catholic Church’s leader expected to make apology at the former Ermineskin Indian Residential School

Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, on June 22, 2022. The Pope has left Rome to begin his visit to Canada aimed at reconciliation with Indigenous people for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andrew Medichini
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Maskwacis chiefs: papal visit is for survivors

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Susan Enge, shown in a handout photo, says she will be thinking of her mother’s time in a residential school during the long journey south from the Northwest Territories to see Pope Francis in Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Susan Enge **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘A personal journey’: People travelling great distances to see Pope Francis

‘It’s a personal choice and a personal journey for everyone who is seeking healing from the Pope’s messaging’

Susan Enge, shown in a handout photo, says she will be thinking of her mother’s time in a residential school during the long journey south from the Northwest Territories to see Pope Francis in Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Susan Enge **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Inuit elder Peter Irniq is pictured in Edmonton on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. It won’t be easy for Irniq, a residential school survivor, to meet Pope Francis in Iqaluit next week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Say it where it happened’: Inuit residential school survivor looks to papal apology

Many Inuit remain devout Catholics, but the church has a fraught relationship with Arctic people

Inuit elder Peter Irniq is pictured in Edmonton on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. It won’t be easy for Irniq, a residential school survivor, to meet Pope Francis in Iqaluit next week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Pope Francis will visit Central Alberta later this month. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Traffic delays expected for Pope’s visit to Maskwacis

The Government of Alberta is warning Albertans about potential traffic delays next…

Pope Francis will visit Central Alberta later this month. (File photo by The Associated Press)
L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Alberta First Nations anticipate Pope’s visit to bring healing, closure

Preparations beginning, including how to support survivors dealing with re-opened traumas

L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Four Nations of Maskwacis anticipate Pope’s visit to bring healing, closure

Preparations beginning, including how to support survivors dealing with re-opened traumas

L-R: Chief Randy Ermineskin, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Chief Vernon Saddleback. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)