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Pope Francis, “Church’s Horrific Treatment of Native Americans” - AIVMI - American Indian Veteran Memorial

26.5.16

Pope Francis, “Church’s Horrific Treatment of Native Americans” - AIVMI - American Indian Veteran Memorial: America, he argued, should demonstrate a sense of compassion it so rarely showed during the colonization of the continent:

In recent centuries, millions of people came to this land to pursue their dream of building a future in freedom. We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners.

I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants. Tragically, the rights of those who were here long before us were not always respected.


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