Pope's visit brings mixed responses in Iqaluit

STORY: More than 150,000 indigenous children were separated from their families and brought to the schools between 1870 and 1996.

The children were starved or beaten for speaking their native languages and many sexually abused in a system Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission called "cultural genocide."

On Monday (July 25) Pope Francis offered a historic apology in the town of Maskwacis, the site of two former schools, when he called the Church's role in the schools, and the forced cultural assimilation they attempted, a "deplorable evil" and "disastrous error."

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