Pope John Paul 11 is applauded as he enters the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King during his visit to Liverpool on Sunday 30th of May 1982.
Pope John Paul 11 is applauded as he enters the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King during his visit to Liverpool on Sunday 30th of May 1982.

RETRO - Four decades on after Pope John Paul II visited the North West

It is 40 years ago this month that Pope John Paul II came to the North West.

By Michelle Adamson
Sunday, 8th May 2022, 12:30 pm

Thousands of Wiganers flocked to Liverpool to catch a glimpse of him as he visited the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Sunday May 30 1982.

Our photographer Frank Orrell was there to capture the momentous occasion.

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