Catholic bishops Canada Promised to deliver on Monday 30 million Canadian dollars Efforts to protect survivors in internships for indigenous peoples after presenting “formal excuses” last week.
These funds will be provided over the next five years “Fix the suffering caused by allies in Canada”The bishops explained in a statement released Monday.
Raymond Poison, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the money would go to projects and programs dedicated to improving the lives of boarding school survivors and their communities.
On Friday, the bishops expressed “deep regret” and offered “their pardon without error” to the tribal people after more than 1,000 graves were found near former boarding schools run by the Catholic Church.
Again in a statement released on Monday they acknowledge that there is “a historic and still-existing shock caused by the boarding school system”.
Numerous voices were heard during the summer in the country, most affected by the revelations, and the church and the pope had to apologize.
More than 1,000 anonymous graves This summer near the former Catholic boarding schools for aborigines, a dark side of Canadian history was lit up and the policy of compulsory indigenization.
Some 150,000 Amerindian, mestizo and Eskimo children They were forcibly recruited from 139 boarding schools across the country, where they were separated from their families, language and culture.
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