Quebec Cree community skipping Pope’s visit, focusing on healing activities at former residential school

The Cree community in Quebec that is undergoing an investigation into possible graves near two residential schools on its territory will not be sending a delegation to meet with Pope Francis in the provincial capital.
Chief Daisy House of the Cree Nation of Chisasibi said the community decided not to participate in the Papal visit, opting to focus on local healing and traditional activities.

Pope apologizes for ‘deplorable evil’ of Canadian indigenous schools

MASKWACIS, Alberta, July 25 –Pope Francis is slated to begin a weeklong, whirlwind visit to Canada on Sunday, where he’ll meet with Indigenous communities and formally apologize for longtime horrors in the Catholic Church-run residential school systems. The visit — the first by a pope to Canada in two decades …