Pope Francis is on a historic trip to Canada to apologize for the mistreatment of thousands of Indigenous children in residential schools run by the Catholic Church. Many survivors say the apology comes over half a century too late. The church should take further actions to prevent psychological, physical, and sexual abuse from recurring in Catholic-run institutions. Democracy Now! go to Toronto to speak to Mi’kmaq lawyer Pamela Palmater, who says the apology was little more than “pomp and circumstance” for the church, which ultimately “doesn’t take responsibility for their policies and practices.” Her Toronto Star op-ed is headlined, “Another pope’s apology isn’t enough when Catholic Church’s cover-ups and hypocrisy continue to this day.”
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