World Youth Day: Mary MacKillop

Title:
World Youth Day: Mary MacKillop
NFSA ID:
797307
Year:
2008
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As part of his visit, the Pope visited the tomb of Blessed Mary MacKillop in North Sydney. While not in a position to declare her a saint during his time in Australia, he did make it clear to the faithful that Mary MacKillop would be canonised once the official process had been completed. The news was well received by Catholic Australians. 

She later became the first Australian to be recognised by the Catholic Church as a saint when she was canonised on 17 October 2010 at the Vatican.

Broadcaster:
Network Ten