A Papal Apology?

I have heard the Pope is planning on a visit to Canada to apologize for the deaths of children at the Residential Schools. It seems to me he could simply make a statement from the Vatican and save hundreds of thousands of dollars on this visit. I have no idea how much a papal visit to Canada might cost, but I’m betting it would extremely expensive. The travel, accommodation. meals, ground transport , special clothing, security and probably a lot more. Plus there is the question of how much it will cost the tax payers of Canada. You can be sure we will be sharing in this huge waste of money. The easy answer to the Pope, stay in the Vatican and donate the estimated cost of you travel to the Indigenous peoples. Use the money to provide fresh clean water, to clean up places like Grassy Narrows and so much more. This would make sense for me and indeed to a great majority of Indigenous people a much better use of the money.. Give a sincere apology. Then providing  clean water and better health for todays children, forgiveness, perhaps just a little forgiveness might be possible. However, having said that, the Vatican must also release the residential school records. Those who are still alive and guilty of these crimes against children should be brought to justice. Nothing can right the dreadful wrongs committed in the name of the church, but helping those who have survived will be a start in the healing process.
God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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