Religion and reason co-exist, according to Kevin Rudd.
Addressing the opening ceremonies for World Youth Day, in Sydney, the Prime Minister, welcomed Catholics from around the world.
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Transcript of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s speech to the World Youth Day Pre-Mass Gathering, Barangaroo, Sydney.
RUDD: I begin by honouring the first Australians on whose land we meet and whose great cultures we celebrate as among the oldest in human history.
Australia welcomes the youth of the world to Sydney. Australia welcomes the youth of the world to this celebration of faith and this celebration of life.