Pope says he feels like a member of Canada’s Indigenous family

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Pope Francis said on Friday that he felt as though he was part of the family of Canada’s Indigenous people after coming to the country to apologise following revelations of widespread abuse of Indigenous children over decades. “I have come in a spirit of penance, to express my heartfelt pain at the wrong inflicted on you by not a few Catholics who supported oppressive and unjust policies in your regard,” the 85-year-old head of the Roman Catholic Church said in Quebec at the conclusion of his visit. “I have come to Canada as a friend in order to meet you and to see, hear, learn and appreciate …

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