The plebiscite overwhelmingly concluded that the Community should be responsible to decide on the action that should be taken to resolve the issue regarding Fr. Leon Lajoie’s remains. The Jesuits are grateful to everyone, including the media for their patience while this critical vote was pending.
“The Jesuits first had to learn to say: “We are responsible,” then “We are sorry,” and finally, “We need your help.” This is how Fr. Peter Bisson, SJ, summarizes the evolving relations between the Jesuits and indigenous peoples.