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Pope John Paul II's Travels in 1995

Apostolic Voyage 63

From January 11th to January 21st, Pope John Paul II travelled to Manila (Philippines); Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea); Sydney (Australia); and Colombo (Sri Lanka).

Pope in Papua New Guinea:
Traditionally dressed members of a welcoming party in Papua New Guinea greeted Pope John Paul II. The pope performed a beatification ceremony there as part of an 11-day Asian trip.

Video Clip of The Pope in The Philippines:
Hours before Pope John Paul II's arrival in Manila, the streets were packed with families carrying pictures of The Pope and some wearing replica Pope hats.

Video Clip of The Pope in Australia:
The climax of Pope John Paul II's two-day visit Down Under. Despite on and off rain, some 200,000 people attended Mass at a Sydney racetrack.

On February 4th, the President of the Republic of Malta, Ugo Mifsud Bonnici, paid a visit to Pope John Paul II.

Apostolic Voyage 64

From May 20th to May 22nd Pope John Paul II travelled to Prague and Olomouc (Czech Republic); Skoczow, Bielsko-Biala and Zywiec (Poland); and Ostrava (Czech Republic again).

Apostolic Voyage 65

From June 3rd to June 4th, Pope John Paul II made a brief visit to Brussels (Belgium).

Apostolic Voyage 66

From June 30th to July 3rd, Pope John Paul II travelled to Bratislava, Nitra, Sastin, Kosice, Presov, Spisska Kapitula, Levoca, Velicke Pleso, Monti Tatra and Poprad (Slovakia).

Apostolic Voyage 67

Pope John Paul II travelled back to Africa, from September 14th to September 20th, visiting Yaoundé (Cameroon); Johannesburg and Pretoria (South Africa); and Nairobi (Kenya).

Apostolic Voyage 68

Pope John Paul II made his sixth trip to the United States, from October 4th to October 9th, visiting Newark, New York (addressing the United Nations on Oct. 5th, to commemorate the UN's 50th anniversary), Brooklyn and Baltimore.

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New York - Copyright
Statue of Liberty, New York: © Michel - Travel Notes

Pope John Paul II and President Clinton:
Former First Lady Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton greeted the pope at an airport in Newark, N.J., on the start of his four-day visit to America.

Video Clip of Pope John Paul II in Central Park:
More than 100,000 people gathered in New York's Central Park to see The Pope in person, or at least get a glimpse of him on the giant screen.

Pope John Paul II's Travels in 1996

Early in the year, Pope John Paul II received a visit from the President of France, Jacques Chirac (on January 20) and the President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon (on February 1st).

Apostolic Voyage 69

Off to Central America, where from February 5th to February 12th, Pope John Paul II visited Guatemala City and Esquipulas (Guatemala); Managua (Nicaragua); San Salvador (El Salvador); Caracas, Guanare and Coromoto (Venezuela).

Apostolic Voyage 70

On April 14th, Pope John Paul II travelled across the Mediterranean to Tunis and Carthage (Tunisia).

Apostolic Voyage 71

From May 17th to May 19th, Pope John Paul II made his first visit to Ljubljana, Postojna and Maribor (Slovenia).

Apostolic Voyage 72

From June 21st to June 23rd, Pope John Paul II visited Paderborn and Berlin (Germany) to make his long-awaited for speech, to a United Germany, at Brandenburg Gate.

This was The Pope's third visit to Germany in his pontificate, but the first since Reunification of East and West.

Apostolic Voyage 73

From September 6th to September 7th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Budapest, Pannonhalma and Gyor (Hungary).

Apostolic Voyage 74

From September 19th to September 22nd, Pope John Paul II travelled to Tours, St Laurent, Lorient, Ste Anne d'Auray and Reims (fifth visit to France).

With Communism down in Europe, John Paul II received the President of the Republic of Cuba, Fidel Castro Ruz (on November 19th).The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. George Leonard Carey visited The Pope and The Church of Rome from December 3rd to December 6th; and the President of PLO and the Palestinian Authority, Yasser Arafat, arrived for an audience with John Paul II, on December 19th.

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Marktl am Inn:
Birthplace of Benedict XVI; successor to Pope John Paul II.

By Michel.

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