The Doctrine of Discovery: Its effects are still being felt, but only the Pope can rescind it – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 12, 2022106 Views

May 12, 2022

Truth and Reconciliation commissioner says it’s ‘a matter of time’ before doctrine dies

When the Archbishop of Canterbury visited Saskatchewan earlier this month, those who spoke with him made him aware of the damage caused by the Doctrine of Discovery.

Many survivors tie its existence to the creation and presence of residential schools, and a commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recently said its ripple effect is still being felt in schools today.

The commission’s findings, as survivors told the archbishop during his visit, show residential school policy could be traced back to the doctrine and the papal bulls.

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