This announcement comes when Pope Francis asked forgiveness for the violence committed in Aboriginal boarding schools, where many children had been victims of abuse. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that it has received the request, for Father Joannes Rivoire, who is “under processing by the Ministry of Justice”.
Le Monde with AFP
Canada has asked for the extradition of a French priest accused of sexual assault on Inuit children over 30 years ago, which has become a symbol of impunity for the Church, confirmed confirmed Thursday, August 4, Canadian Minister of Justice David Lametti.
“I am aware of the fact that an extradition request sent to France was made public, which the officials of my ministry have just confirmed,” said the federal minister in an email transmitted to the Agence France-Presse by refusing to give more details. “It is important for Canada and its international partners that serious crimes are subject to surveys and exhaustive proceedings,” he added.
This announcement comes when Pope Francis has just finished a trip to Canada marked by the requests for pardons addressed to indigenous peoples.