A few weeks after the remains of 215 children were found at a former Catholic boarding school for aboriginal children in Kamloops, Canada, two nearby Catholic churches were set on fire again. Within an hour early Saturday morning, Canadian federal police said both St. Ann’s Church in Upper Similkameen and Sopaka Church in Lower Similkameen caught fire.
“Both churches were destroyed,” police said, classifying the fire as “suspicious.” A week ago, church fires in the towns of Pentagon and Oliver, about 50 miles[50 km]away, were being investigated. Investigations into the fires at Penticton and Oliver are still ongoing.
The Darkest Chapter in the History of Canada
A few weeks ago we were on the site of a former Catholic orphanage in Kamloops in the western Canadian province British Columbia The remains of 215 children buried secretly have been found. The discovery shocked the entire country. In Canada Since 1874, about 150,000 children of aboriginal and mixed couples have been separated from their families and their culture and placed in church homes, forcing them to adapt to white majority society. Many of them were mistreated or sexually abused at home. According to previous reports, at least 3,200 of these children died, most of them suffering from tuberculosis.
This week, the second site became known: on the site of another former boarding school for tribal children, search parties found 751 graves. The plant is located in Regina, Central Canada and operated from 1899 to 1997. It was not until the 1980s that the people of Coventry took over this facility from the Catholic Church.
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau Friday apologized for the “harmful” policy of forced co-ordination, acknowledging responsibility to the Canadian government – and called on Pope Francis to apologize.