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Native Americans will ask Pope Francis to rescind 'Doctrine of Discovery' during his U.S. visit - U.s. - News - Catholic Online

14.8.15

Native Americans will ask Pope Francis to rescind 'Doctrine of Discovery' during his U.S. visit - U.s. - News - Catholic Online: Sid Hill, Tadodaho, or chief of upstate's Onondaga Nation felt vindicated to hear Pope Francis say in July the "grave sins" perpetrated against the indigenous people of our hemisphere "in the name of God."

During his time in Bolivia, Pope Francis declared, "I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offense of the church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America."

Many Native American people now want Francis to finally renounce Vatican policy toward Indians that has remained in effect for more than 500 years.


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