An Indigenous Audience with the Pope

7 Dec 2021
There was to be a Vatican Summit this month in which First Nation, Inuit and Métis delegates, as well as Canadian Catholic bishops were to meet with church officials and ultimately have an audience with Pope Francis. This trip has been postponed because of concern over the Omicron variant. We taped an interview with one of the delegation leaders, Phil Fontaine, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. The painful legacy of Canada’s residential school system will not go away and though the summit is postponed, the Catholic church will have to do more to address this. We talk about that with Mr. Fontaine.

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