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The government’s criticism echoes those of survivors and concern Francis’ omission of any reference to the sexual abuse suffered by Indigenous children in the schools, as well as his refusal to name the Catholic Church as an institution bearing any…
By Nicole Winfield, Rob Gillies, Associated Press
Pope Francis continues his week-long tour of Canada where he’s apologizing for the Catholic Church’s role in running residential schools — very similar to ones across the United States — that tried to eradicate Native cultures. While the pope’s apology…
By William Brangham, Teresa Cebrian Aranda
In our news wrap Tuesday, rising humidity slowed the spread of the Oak Fire burning near Yosemite National Park as a new heat wave scorches the Pacific Northwest, heavy rains inundated the St. Louis area, the Senate is set to…
The pontiff says the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, severed their families and marginalized generations in ways still being felt today.
By Nicole Winfield, Peter Smith, Associated Press
By Nicole Winfield, Rob Gillies, Peter Smith, Associated Press
Aboard the papal plane, Francis told reporters this was a “penitential voyage” and he urged prayers in particular for elderly people and grandparents.
In our news wrap Wednesday, the death toll rose to 53 in San Antonio, Texas, after migrants were found in an abandoned truck, the Supreme Court allows an Army veteran to sue Texas over claim that burn pits in Iraq…
A series of recently opened Vatican archives are shedding new light on the relationship between Pope Pius XII and Hitler as he led Nazi Germany during World War II. A new book takes a deeper look at these revelations. Historian…
By Mike Catalini, Associated Press
A Catholic diocese in New Jersey has agreed to pay $87.5 million to settle claims involving clergy sex abuse with some 300 alleged victims in one of the largest cash settlements involving the Catholic church in the United States.
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The Vatican’s big fraud and extortion trial is exposing some unseemly realities of how the Holy See operates.
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