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Canadian Bishops Release Statement for National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Posted : Sep-30-2023

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The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) today released a statement to the Catholic faithful on the occasion of the 2023 National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

In the statement, the Bishops welcome the day as an opportunity to reflect on the tragic legacy of the former Indian Residential Schools and called on the faithful to pray for a continued path of healing with our Indigenous Peoples.

The statement continued, "The Catholic faithful of Canada are invited to enter into this day with a spirit of charity and compassion, as followers of Jesus Christ, members of his “living body of reconciliation,” so that together with all Canadians, we may continue to walk forward with Indigenous Peoples on the path of truth, justice, healing, reconciliation, and hope."

To read the full statement, please visit the CCCB website here.