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Commemorating 30th Anniversary of Saint John Paul II's Visit to Australia

On Sunday, 27 November 2016, the Catholic Church in Australia will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the visit of Saint John Paul II to Australia in 1986. The Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (BCRATSIP) is calling on parishes, schools and communities to mark the anniversary of Saint John Paul's address to the Aboriginal community in Blatherskite Park, Alice Springs on 29 November 1986. 
The following resources are available for use:
  • Commemoration Parish Kit, designed by NATSICC - click here.
  • NATSICC website commemorating visit - click here.
  • YouTube video from NATSICC - click here.
  • Text of the address by Saint John Paul II in Blatherskite Park, Alice Springs on November 29, 1986 - click here.
  • Commemoration Prayer Card, which can be purchased from the ACBC Shop - click here.
  • Commemoration Intercessions for liturgy - click here.

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