Johannes Neudecker is a reporter for Deutsche Presse-Agentur, a German news agency.

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In Canada, Protesters Call on Pope Francis To Rescind 'Doctrine of Discovery'

A Canadian Indigenous woman wipes her tears during a mass led by Pope Francis at the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre on July 28. Nathan Denette/Canadian Press via ZUMA Press/dpa

Two protestors held up a banner calling for the Catholic Church to reverse a 15th century policy known as the “Doctrine of Discovery” that backed seizing land from non-Christians at the start of a Mass led by Pope Francis near Quebec on Thursday.