1987 : Pope John Paul II Visits Detroit

September 18, 2023 all-day

Pope John Paul II made an historic visit to Detroit.

History was made when the airplane Shepherd One arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with Pope John Paul II aboard for an offical visit to the Detroit Archdiocese. During his two day stay in the city, the Holy Father visited Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, the Ford Auditorium, the Hart Plaza, and the Pontiac Silverdome to meet and greet Catholics. Polish-born John Paul II made a special visit to the Polish-American community of Hamtramck as part of his long-standing tradition of supporting Poles at home and abroad.


Pope John Paul II visits Detroit : Mass with the Pope September 18, 1987

Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.

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