Indigenous woman cries as she sings Canadian national anthem in Cree to Pope

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An anguished rendering of Canada's national anthem in Cree, by an Indigenous woman with tears streaming down her face, marked one of several emotional moments in the first leg of Pope Francis's apology tour in Canada on Monday. The unscripted moment concluded a ceremony fraught with symbolism for thousands of residential school survivors, who sat in sombre silence as Francis said how 'deeply sorry' he was for the Catholic church's role in Canada's abusive residential school system. For more than a century, the residential school system forcibly separated more than 150,000 indigenous children from their families and subjected many to starvation, beatings and sexual abuse in what Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission called 'cultural genocide' Pope Francis 'begs forgiveness' over abuse at church schools in Canada
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