|Archbishop Miller’s Expression of Commitment – June 2, 2021
Acknowledgement, apology, commitment to action
Kamloops Bishop Joseph Nguyen’s Letter Apology and Commitment – June 3, 2021
Apology, Commitment and connection
Frequent Questions & Answers
- I am deeply troubled by the discovery of children’s remains in Kamloops on the site of a former Indian Residential School. Who operated the school?
- Have records been provided to Indigenous groups?
- Did the Archdiocese have previous knowledge of these unmarked graves? Are there others that are known? Why have previous attempts not been made to return these children to their home communities?
- What did children in Indian Residential Schools die from?
- If this school cemetery was known about, why is everyone talking as if it is a new discovery?
- Why has the Archdiocese of Vancouver not apologized? Has the Pope ever apologized?
- What actions did the Archbishop pledge to Indigenous Peoples?
- Did the Catholic Church participate in the forcible removal of children from their families?
- How can lay people get involved with reconciliation efforts? Have they been involved in these efforts in the past?
- What can my parish community do?
- Has the Archdiocese of Vancouver provided financial reparations to Residential School survivors? What will it do in the future?
Archbishop’s 2013 apology to Venerable Elders, Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools, First Nations Brothers and Sisters
Archbishop’s 2015 apology to Venerable Elders, Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools, First Nations Brothers and Sisters
Statement from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
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