Blood in the Vatican

Blood in the Vatican
September thirty, the government of Canada declared a statutory holiday to commemorate children who died while attending residential schools, survivors, families and communities still affected by the residential school system
Unmarked graves of over 3000 indigenous children were discovered in various provinces.
If only death did not snatch away the victims, they would have been in the best position to answer specific questions. Only a few surviving ones narrated some experiences, which may not be as accurate as they could have been.
One such survival said, one of his mates died in his arm after suffering from a painful cough.
“You see your mates today, and the next morning, they are not there. No one was allowed to ask questions. And it was as if nothing happened.”
 Unfortunately, these people died in excruciating pain and total neglect.
It was an era of shush.No single child could boldly come out to say what was seen. Parents bore their pain and tragedy in silence and moved on with their lives.
Fast forward to about 20 years ago, it was a common thing in Nigeria to hear a little child when upset to cry out to whoever, “I will tell my daddy for you, I will tell my mommy for you”(Till date, you don’t know where exactly they got that grammar from. Well, maybe an English major would be able to tell us).
More recently, the age you prefer to tag as the ‘jet age,’ children would provide information to the last not minding whose ox was gored.
What was experienced back from 1883 to 1998 was termed a cultural genocide as filed by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission report of 2015.
Indigenous children were forcibly separated from their families and whisked to government-funded, church-run boarding schools for integration into the system. Once there, they were regularly abused and abandoned.
Just like the Holy Book recorded in Ramah that Rachel wept for her children and refused to be comforted because they were no more, families affected are still broken and in anguish over their loss.
These children never grew into adulthood or tasted what it was like to attend prom.
Though the Canadian Bishops have already apologized, even with the direct plea from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the pope still refused to apologize to the church.
The church should set good examples. Even Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.
Though no matter the apologies, the deed was done.
You still think the Vatican ought to apologize to these grieving families; no one is above board.
The Vatican should recall what Lady Macbeth said in one of William Shakespeare’s classics, ” Here’s the smell of blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand”.
Blood is in the hands of the Vatican.
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