Thursday, January 26, 2012

Website profiles First Nation and Catholic history

Bishops launch webpage on native people

Phil Fontaine, National Chief of Assembly of First Nations, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 29
(CNS photo Emanuela De Meo, Catholic Press Photo) (April 29, 2009)

CCN's Deborah Gyapong profiles the newest chapter between Native Canadians and the Church: 

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a new webpage on its site that traces the relationship between the Catholic Church in Canada and indigenous peoples.

It begins with demographic data, revealing Canada's more than 1,172,000 indigenous peoples speak 50 traditional languages and represent about 3.8 per cent of the population. More than half live in major cities, and approximately 25 per cent identify as Catholic.

See full story on The B.C. Catholic website.

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