Pope Francis agrees to visit Canada as Indigenous leaders seek apology

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Visit to come amid calls for papal apology over church’s role in abuse and deaths of thousands of children in residential schools

Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada amid growing calls for an apology from the Catholic church over its role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of Indigenous children.

The church has faced mounting criticism for resisting the release of all documents related to the residential school system and allegations that it withheld millions in compensation for survivors of those schools.

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