|For failing so profoundly You were powerless to protect your own children|
|29 April 2009|
AFN National Chief Says Private Audience with Pope Benedict XVI in Vatican City "Closes the Circle" and Enables Work Towards Reconciliation for Residential School Survivors
An apology from the Catholic church is one of the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Winnipeg Archbishop Richard Gagnon said the decision by Pope Francis doesn't preclude a possible future visit to Canada, in which a meeting with Indigenous people would be a high priority.