Pope John Paul II in Alice Springs

In 1986 Pope John Paul II visited Australia.

My colleague Phil Smith got the job of covering the Pope’s visit to Darwin while I was sent to Alice Springs to cover his visit to the Centre.

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Talent: Phil Smith, Darwin; Rae Allen, Alice Springs
To Air: ABC-TV News, 27 November 1986, Duration: 01:45

“The greatest value….is respect for the dignity and growth of the human person and you, the Aboriginal
people of this country and its cities, must show that you are actively working for your own dignity of
life. On your part, you must show that you too can walk tall and command the respect which every
human being expects to receive from the rest of the human family.”
~ Pope John Paul II address at Alice Springs, 29 November 1986

By Rae Allen

Rae Allen is a digital media professional.

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