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House passes bill banning certain semi-automatic guns WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Friday to revive a ban on certain semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the cr
'Mamianaq': Pope Francis ends reconciliation visit by apologizing in Inuktitut

'Mamianaq': Pope Francis ends reconciliation visit by apologizing in Inuktitut

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Pope Francis begged for forgiveness for the evil perpetrated by “not a few” Catholics as he wrapped up Friday a six-day visit that saw celebration and criticism for his repeated apologizes for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in cu

The Latest on the Pope's visit to Canada

Pope Francis is on a six-day tour of Canada aimed at reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples for the Roman Catholic Church's role in residential schools. Here are the latest developments on his stops today (all times are ET): 8:25 p.m.
Pope Francis denounces 'evil' of sexual abuse for first time on Canadian soil

Pope Francis denounces 'evil' of sexual abuse for first time on Canadian soil

QUEBEC — For the first time since the start of a Canadian tour highlighted by apologies for the Catholic Church's role in Indigenous residential schools, Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged sexual abuse inflicted on "minors and vulnerable people.

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Foundation returns Indigenous items to Mexican officials

Foundation returns Indigenous items to Mexican officials

Small, ancient sculptures that have been gathering dust in an Albuquerque storage box are returning home to Mexico, where they are intertwined with the identity of Indigenous communities.
'Gaps' in Pope's apology can't be ignored, says Crown-Indigenous relations minister

'Gaps' in Pope's apology can't be ignored, says Crown-Indigenous relations minister

OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller says the "gaps" in Pope Francis's apology to residential school survivors cannot be ignored.
Pope Francis arrives in Quebec City for final days of Indigenous reconciliation visit

Pope Francis arrives in Quebec City for final days of Indigenous reconciliation visit

QUEBEC — A plane carrying Pope Francis landed Wednesday in Quebec's capital city for the next leg of what the pontiff has described as a "penitential" Canadian journey focused on addressing the harms of Indigenous residential schools.
Saskatoon police seek videos from public in search for missing Indigenous woman, son

Saskatoon police seek videos from public in search for missing Indigenous woman, son

SASKATOON — The Saskatoon Police Service is asking the public to turn in any videos they may have from Chief Whitecap Park as they continue to search for a missing Indigenous woman and her son.
In U.S., Indigenous groups echo Canadian complaints that Pope's apology falls short

In U.S., Indigenous groups echo Canadian complaints that Pope's apology falls short

WASHINGTON — The "penitential pilgrimage" by Pope Francis to heal the relationship between Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the Catholic Church has been resonating in the United States, a country coming to terms with its own troubled history of resid