Whitehorse bishop calls for 'clarity' from Catholic Church after Kamloops discovery


The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Whitehorse says he’s committed to working with local First Nations chiefs toward healing and reconciliation — and clarity about what happened at church-run residential schools.

Bishop Héctor Vila was responding to the recent discovery of remains on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in B.C. Preliminary findings uncovered the remains of 215 children.

“If you think of the life of these children, it just breaks your heart,” Vila said.

“I think that this is a horrendous event that needs clarity, and the Church is committed to bring light to it.”

The Kamloops school was operated by the Catholic Church in Canada, as

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