Pope Francis: Pontiff says he is ‘deeply sorry’ to Canadian residential school survivors

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In his first public remarks in Canada, Pope Francis has asked indigenous residential school survivors for forgiveness. “I am deeply sorry,” the Pope said on the grounds of a former residential school in Maskwacis, near Edmonton.

He said his apology is a first step, and that a “se-rious investigation” into abuses must occur to foster healing.on in the Vatican earlier in the year.—AP

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