Friday, October 2, 2009

Canada: Clergyman asking Pope to identify graves of First Nations children killed by Catholic Church

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October 2, 2009
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Canadian clergyman to ask Pope to identify grave sites and pray with him for those killed by the Catholic church

A clergyman from Canada who helped to force the Pope to issue an apology for the harm suffered by Indian children in Catholic boarding schools will hold a memorial service for those who died in these schools outside the Vatican on the Via Della Conciliazione at 12 noon on Sunday, October 11. He will also be asking the Pope to tell the world where these children are buried.

Rev. Kevin Annett, an award-winning film maker and activist from Vancouver, Canada, wrote to the Pope in February of 2008 on behalf of hundreds of aboriginal families whose relatives died or were killed in Catholic Indian schools. Annett asked the Pope to surrender the remains of these children and identify those responsible for their deaths. The Pope did not reply.

Annett will be asking for an official response from the Vatican to the letter and has invited the Pope to attend the memorial service, "in memory of those killed in the name of Christendom" .

Rev. Annett will be on a speaking tour of Italy from October 9 to 19. He will screen his award-winning film UNREPENTANT with Italian subtitles at public meetings in Rome, Genoa, Firenze, Milan and Parma. He has asked Italians to boycott the 2010 Olympics in Canada until the residential school children are given a proper burial.

Rev. Annett will also be speaking in England and Ireland during October and November.

For more information, contact Kevin Annett at
His website is

2 Ottobre 2009
Pastore Canadese chiede ufficialmente al Papa di identificare i luoghi di sepoltura e pregare con lui per i bambini nativi canadesi uccisi nelle Scuole Residenziali Cattoliche

Un pastore canadese, Kevin Annett, che ha cercato di ottenere dal Papa le scuse per il male e le violenze sofferte dai bambini nativi (indiani) canadesi nelle Scuole Residenziali Cattoliche, officerà una funzione commemorativa per ricordare tutti coloro che sono morti in queste scuole domenica 11 Ottobre in Via della Conciliazione a Roma, fuori dalle mura del Vaticano. In questa occasione chiederà al Papa di rivelare a tutto il mondo dove sono sepolti i corpi di questi bambini.

Il Reverendo Annett, vincitore di un premio come regista di un documentario su tali accadimenti e attivista di Vancouver, ha scritto al Papa nel febbraio del 2008 da parte di centinaia di famiglie di nativi canadesi, parenti delle vittime uccise nelle Scuole Residenziali Indiane Cattoliche. Annett ha chiesto al Papa di consegnare i resti di questi bambini ed indentificare coloro che si sono resi responsabili di queste inacettabili morti. Il Papa non ha risposto.

Annett chiederà nuovamente una risposta ufficiale dal Vaticano a tale lettera ed ha invitato il Papa a partecipare alla funzione commemorativa, “in memoria di coloro che che sono stati uccisi nel nome della Cristianità”.

Il Reverendo Annett sarà in Italia dal 9 al 19 ottobre e girerà diferenti città per diffondere la sua battaglia civile. Mostrerà il suo documentario con sottotitoli in Italiano “UNREPENTANT”, vincitore di un premio internazionale, durante incontri pubblici che avranno luogo nelle città di Roma, Genova, Firenze, Reggio Emilia e Parma.

Egli ha chiesto al popolo italiano di boicottare le olimpiadi del Canada del 2010, fino a ché i bambini uccisi nelle Scuole Residenziali Indiane non otterranno una degna sepoltura.

Per maggiori infromazioni, contattare Kevin Annett al seguente indirizzo e-mail: e visitare il suo sito:

Read and Hear the truth of Genocide in Canada, past and present, at this website:

Film Trailer to Kevin's award-winning documentary film UNREPENTANT:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

if the graves are somehow known to be "outside the vatican" then they're in italian territory. if they are within the vatican state then who ever wrote this peice should work on some journalistic thoroughness.
meanwhile, while waiting for a response from the masonic-infested vatican, beware that Church time is even slower than Indian time.

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