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Memorial in tribute to 215 Indigenous children at the site of the former Kamloops residential school.

First Nation leaders ask Canadian Catholics to skip Mass to protest abuses of Indigenous

First Nation leaders are encouraging Canadian Catholics to skip Mass in response to historic abuses at Catholic-run schools for Indigenous... Read more

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Canadian Indigenous leaders plan trip to Vatican to request papal apology over residential schools

A group of Canadian Indigenous leaders are planning a trip to the Vatican this fall to request a formal papal... Read more

Kamloops Indian Residential School, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Retired Calgary bishop: Canadian government must own 'primary' responsibility for abuses of Indigenous

The retired bishop of Calgary this week said the Canadian government must shoulder its “primary” responsibility for past abuses in... Read more

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Canadian bishops pledge reconciliation after indigenous children's remains discovered at Catholic-run school

Canadian bishops pledged to work towards healing and reconciliation with the country’s indigenous populations, after the remains of more than... Read more

Philippine Catholics lament police killings of indigenous people during arrest

Catholic and human rights groups have condemned the killing of nine indigenous group leaders, who were shot as authorities arrested... Read more

Bishop George Pallipparambil presents the New Testament in Wancho to a parishioner at the Chrism Mass, March 27, 2015.

As Amazon synod nears end, conversations will affect situations elsewhere

As the Amazon Synod considers the evangelization—and exploitation—of indigenous Amazonian tribes, the conversation reflects as well on what is happening... Read more