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Canadian Indigenous leaders call on Catholics to 'boycott’ Sunday mass

Indigenous leaders in Canada have called on Catholics to boycott Sunday mass, local media reported.

Reminding the Catholic Church's promise to pay C$25 million ($20 million) to residential school survivors, Sovereign Indigenous Nations President Bobby Cameron called on Catholics to boycott church services until the money is paid, according to the broadcaster CBC.

"They can still pray at home in silence. That would send a strong message," Cameron said, calling on Pope Francis to visit Canada and apologize for what happened in church-run residential schools.

He also asked the church to make public all residential school documents.

Kinistin Saulteaux Nation Chief Felix Thomas said "survivors need everyone to fight for them".


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