Watching Global 6 pm news and a statement from an Archbishop of the Catholic Church in BC stating sentiments like: "we appreciate the pain" and "we'll do all we can to help in healing." Hollow words considering the church HID and still HIDES any abusive behaviour toward any of
their congregation let alone the thousands of children who were abused and ?killed in the Residential prison-schools which were nothing other than a way to kill the spirit and culture of generations of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. They KNEW what was happening in these so called,
schools where they forced English on these children, forbade them to even speak their own language with the few visits from parents. It was religious brainwashing too. What needed to happen was to be transparent decades ago. Now the generations of harm has been done. The horrors
are now continuing to those who are still alive and were victims at these ?religious (not very much a caring religion for children is it?) institutions with this recent discovery of all 213 bodies on the Kamloops site.

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