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Apr 18, 2023

In light of the Vatican's recent repudiation of the "Doctrine of Discovery", we are very pleased to share the following conversation between Archbishop Donald Bolen and Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith on Archbishop Smith's "Up Front" podcast discussing this latest statement from the Vatican and the true history and context of the Church’s relationship with this so-called doctrine.

Show Snippet: "Those definitions going hand in hand speak to any concept, argumentation, and justification for European colonizing powers to come and take indigenous lands. And what the Vatican was repudiating was, in a broad sense, any of those argumentations or justifications used to do so, saying it was never right; indigenous people always had rights."

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