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Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc invites Pope Francis

Posted on: October 28, 2021

Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc invites Pope Francis to bear witness to Le Estcwéý and meet Kamloops Indian Residential School Survivors

October 28, 2021, Tk̓emlúps – Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc Chief and Council state the following regarding the announcement from the Holy See’s Press Office indicating that Pope Francis plans to come to Canada in the context of the long-standing pastoral process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples:

“It would be deeply meaningful to welcome the Holy See, Pope Francis, to Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc, as our heart wrenching news was the first of the wave of confirmations of unmarked graves with thousands more lives lost coming to light. It’d be a historic moment for Kamloops Residential Indian School Survivors and for our community who continues to navigate the impacts following the horrific confirmation of the missing children,” declared Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir.