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The Pope defends humanity in Newfoundland

It was one of the biggest events in Canadian history. On Sept. 9, 1984 Pope John Paul II kissed the tarmac in Quebec City to kick off the first Canadian papal visit. In the frenzied atmosphere of a rock concert, Canadians flocked for a fleeting glimpse of the Holy Father. Over the next 12 days the Pope stirred millions with his condemnation of injustice and poverty, along with his traditional stance on birth control and divorce.

 On his visit to Newfoundland, the Pope condemns poverty and defends human dignity.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News Special
Broadcast Date: Sept. 12, 1984
Guest(s):
Reporter: Dan Bjarnason
Duration: 4:51

Last updated: February 11, 2013

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