Via press release from the Catholic League:
Pope Francis is in Canada apologizing for Christians who cooperated with Canadian government officials in assimilating Indigenous persons into society.
The most serious charge against them, as outlined on p. 1 of the Introduction to the Report by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, is that of “cultural genocide.”
“Cultural genocide” is defined as the destruction of the “structures and practices” of a particular population; it seeks to eradicate their “political and social institutions.”
On this score, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is carrying out “cultural genocide” against his own people.
Instead of touting the Report, he should spend his time applying the same analysis to his own policies. If he did, he would step down immediately.
Trudeau oversees a society grounded in the Judeo-Christian ethos, one that accepts as truth the teachings of the Ten Commandments and the tenets of Christianity.
Instead of respecting his country’s heritage, he is busy uprooting it, turning Canada into a militantly secular society that prizes the rights of the individual over the common good. As such he is guilty of “cultural genocide.”
Pope Francis apologized for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada’s “devastating” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society marginalized generations in ways still being felt today. https://t.co/SiAjNX56Dj
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 25, 2022
Pope Francis offered an apology to Indigenous people in Canada for the church’s role in schools that became gruesome centers of abuse. “I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous peoples,” Francis said. https://t.co/GXKgV95gOP
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 26, 2022