Monday, July 25, 2022

Today's News: Pope Francis arrives in Canada

The government has set up a webpage about this papal visit including resources for support for Indigenous communities, because this will be an emotionally difficult time of pain and generational trauma: I have seen several comments like this too: People are furious about this: A very useful comment: And yes, a papal visit is at least a good way to get a highway fixed up: Pope Francis used the opportunity provided by the April visit to Rome by a Canadian delegation to offer a statement of apology for the residential schools. The next step for implementation of UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) is to overturn the Doctrine of Discovery: I am hopeful now that Pope Francis might use this trip to go further toward reconciliation by revoking the Doctrine of Discovery:


Anonymous said...

Dante's Inferno describes the popes being tortured in hell for eternity. Dante may have been onto something.


Cathie from Canada said...

Well, I think this Pope is trying - much more than any predecessors did. I am hopeful he will overturn the Discovery doctrine while he is here.