Story: Catholic Church

Pope John Paul's visit, 1986

Wellington's Athletic Park was the venue for a large Papal Mass during the 1986 visit of Pope John Paul II, as seen in this television news clip. The good-natured ceremony indicated that the Catholic faith had become fully integrated into contemporary New Zealand society.

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Rory Sweetman, 'Catholic Church - Fitting into New Zealand society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/29306/pope-john-pauls-visit-1986 (accessed 22 November 2018)

Story by Rory Sweetman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 17 Jul 2018