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Africa is a large continent and Pope John Paul II travelled there
again from February 3rd to February 10th, visiting Cotonou and Parakou (Benin); Entebbe, Kampala, Gulu,
Kasese and Soroti (Uganda); and
Video Clip of
The Pope in Benin:
Pope John Paul II gets into the African rhythm as a group of girls dance before him at his
reception in Cotonou.
The President of Slovenia, Milan Kucan,
visited Pope John Paul II on February 19th.
Apostolic Voyage 58
On April 25th, Pope John Paul II made a day-trip across the
Adriatic; visiting Tirana and Skutari (Albania).
While in in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, during the
pastoral visit in Sicily (on May 9th), Pope John Paul II appealed to men of the mafia to
The Valley of
The Temples in Agrigento:
The archaeological area known as the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily, is one of
the most important archeological sites in the world and a Unesco world heritage site,
On June 7th, it was the turn of the President of the Republic of
Slovakia, Michal Kovac, to visit
Pope John Paul II.
Apostolic Voyage 59
On his fourth visit to Spain, from June 12th to June 17th, Pope John
Paul II travelled to Seville, Dos Hermanas, Huelava, Moguer, Palos de la Frontera, La
R�bida, El Roc�o and Madrid (Spain).
Apostolic Voyage 60
From August 9th to August 16th, Pope John Paul was on the road again,
this time travelling to Kingston (Jamaica); M�rida and
Izamal (Mexico); Denver
and St. Malo Retreat Center (USA).
Video Clip of The
Pope in Mexico:
Pope John Paul II touches down in Merida but he is greeted at the foot of the airline
steps before he can kiss the ground.
Video Clip of The
Pope in Denver:
Pope John Paul II calls to Americans to reject widespread false morality, saying: 'America
needs much prayer lest it lose its soul.'
Apostolic Voyage 61
From September 4th to September 10th, Pope John Paul II travelled to
The Baltic States, visiting Vilnius, Kaunas, Siauliai and Siluva (Lithuania); Riga and Aglona (Latvia); and Tallinn (Estonia).
The President of Argentina, Carlos Saul Menem, visited Pope John
Paul II on Dcember 16th.
Pope John Paul II received the President of the Federal Republic of
Germany, Richard von Weizs�cker (on March 3rd); the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel (on March 7th);
the Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak
Rabin (on March 17th); and his 4th President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton (on June
Apostolic Voyage 62
Having cancelled his planned visit to Sarajevo, Pope John Paul II gave
Mass at Castelgandolfo for Bosnia-Herzegovina on September 8th, two days before leaving
for Zagreb (Croatia).
Pula, Croatia: © Michel - Travel Notes
Pope John Paul II ended the year with visits from the President of
Klestil (on November 25th) and the President of Lithuania, Algirdas Brazauskas (on
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Marktl am Inn:
Birthplace of Benedict XVI; successor to Pope John Paul II.
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