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Pope's Message to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Friday, November 25, 2016

“This anniversary affords me the happy opportunity to express
my deep esteem for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and for your ancient cultural heritage”
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"As we prepare to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of St John Paul II’s iconic words to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Alice Springs on 29 November 1986, we are strengthened and emboldened by a message of hope and a blessing received directly from the Holy Father, Pope Francis.
 
In recent weeks, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC), with the assistance of the Bishops Conference used a video message to request a blessing from the Holy Father. Recorded in Alice Springs, the video features people that were present at Blatherskite Park in 1986. These people experienced firsthand the impact that St John Paul II’s words made. A letter accompanied the video, along with Spanish translations, which expressed the power of the event in Alice Springs."  

Source 
www.natsicc.org.au






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