Apology to aborigines had 'sacramental' effect, says former Australian premier
Catholic World News - February 16, 2011
Using the language of Catholic theology, former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd said that the formal apology he issued in 2008 for the mistreatment of aborigines was like a sacrament.
“For those of you who’ve studied their Catholic catechisms,” Rudd said, “the definition of a sacrament is an outward and physical sign of an inward and spiritual event.” He explained that the apology promoted healing of an old wound in Australian society.
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