The visit of Pope Francis to the province is "a very good thing", considers the Premier of Quebec who hopes that his apologies will "help reconciliation, healing".
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"It's an important moment," said François Legault in an interview with TVA Nouvelles, Thursday morning, just before mass in Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré.
"It's a very good thing that the pope comes to meet the indigenous communities, comes to apologize for what happened and we hope that this will help reconciliation, healing because in the future, he really have to work together,” said the Prime Minister.
"The values of mutual aid" mentioned by the pope during his previous speeches particularly touched Mr. Legault. to help each other, I think it's a good message," he said.
He also believes that the whole population must “reach out” to help indigenous communities heal “wounds [which] are not yet healed”.
"It's all of society [which has a responsibility] (...) Yes, the boarding schools were run by people of the Catholic religion, but at the same time, the population, the governments let that happen", recalled François Legault.