Prime Minister Stephen Harper raised the troubling findings of the residential schools commission during his unusually brief meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, but appeared to have stopped short of inviting him to Canada to apologize.
Instead, Harper referred to letter sent earlier in the week to the Vatican by his aboriginal affairs minister that merely informed the Holy See of the commission.
“Prime Minister Harper also drew attention to the letter sent by Minister (Bernard) Valcourt to the Holy See regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” Harper’s office said without elaborating.
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Source: National Newswatch