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Australia's First People Rejoice in John Paul II Canonisation

Last edited 23rd April 2014

Australia's First People Rejoice in John Paul II Canonisation

Blessed John Paul II touched the lives of millions across the world and none more so than Australia's First People. For Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics, the canonisation of Blessed John Paul II has special meaning.

"He publicly recognised our contribution to the Church not only as Pope during his visit to Australia in 1986 but even further back when as Cardinal Karol Wojtyla he made his first trip to Australia in 1973 to attend the 40th Eucharist Congress in Melbourne," says well known and much loved elder, Dr Elsie Heiss who for quarter of a century until her retirement in December 2012 was a driving force behind the Archdiocese of Sydney's Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and instrumental in the founding of the Church Reconciliation at La Perouse.


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Albert Sellaman
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Albert Sellaman wrote at 10:32pm on May 23rd 2016
JP2....pray for us.