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Canada's Indigenous leaders postpone meeting with Pope


December 16, 2021

TORONTO (AP) — A meeting at the Vatican between Pope Francis and Canadian Indigenous people who were abused at church-run boarding schools has been postponed because of the new coronavirus variant.

National Chief RoseAnne Archibald of the Assembly of First Nations said Dec. 7 that the delegation had planned to travel to Rome and meet with the pope on Dec. 20, but the trip is being put off because of the Omicron variant. Many of the First Nation delegates are elderly.

“Particularly for many elderly delegates as well as those who live in remote communities, the risk of infection and the f...

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