Anti-colonial protest as Pope Francis holds Mass in Quebec

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Two protestors held up a banner calling for the Catholic Church to reverse a 15th century policy that backed seizing land from non-Christians at the start of a Mass led by Pope Francis near Quebec on Thursday. After the procession into Sainte Anne de Beaupr√© near the city, they held up the banner with the words: “Rescind the doctrine.” The mass, which was attended by around 2,000 congregants, went ahead. Pope Francis looked in the direction of the protestors who were then led from the church, as shown in a television broadcast by Vatican News. Pope Francis is in Canada to meet Indigenous peopl…

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