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International

Lack of access to water ‘an immense shame for humanity,’ says pope

The head of the Roman Catholic church, Pope Francis, says access to clean water is a basic human right. The pope made the comment ahead of a water management conference. The World Health Organization says 2.1 billion people worldwide lack »

Society

Canadian Catholics react to pope’s letter on sex abuse

Reactions vary, but a woman who works with thousands of young Catholics says she and others she has spoken to are encouraged by the pope’s letter vowing to stop sexual abuse by clergy and its coverup. Pope’s letter called ‘very »

Highlights, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Solid vote to request Papal apology

Canada’s Parliament overwhelming vote to request Pope Francis apologise for residential schools It was a private member’s motion and it has passed almost unanimously in Canada’s House of Commons. It calls on the Pope to apologize for the Catholic Church’s »

Indigenous, International, Politics

Parliamentary Debate: Papal apology for role in disastrous residential schools.

Today the Canadian Parliament will begin debate  on whether to ask Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the role of the Catholic Church in the tragic residential school system That system was an over 100 year bitterly dark »