Papal kisses to promote life...|
On September 18, 1984, on visit to Vancouver, Canada, John Paul II kisses a young woman among the youth and ethnic groups present at the British Columbia Stadium. In his address to the young, elderly and handicapped people, JPII said:
"This evening we have come to celebrate life in Jesus Christ.
For a Pope to warmly kiss a young woman in public is an act that certainly does not invite Bishops, priests and seminarians to practice purity and maintain their vows and promises of chastity.
In this stadium vibrant with music and dance, as a family comprised of young and old, disabled and strong, as friends united in Christ, we praise God for the gift of life."