John Paul II received visits from the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin
Netanyahu (on February 3); the President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso (on
February 14th) and the President of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski (on April
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12th to April 13th, Pope John Paul II finally travelled to Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
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From April 25th to April 27th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Prague
and Hradec Kralovo (Czech Republic).
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10th to May 11th, Pope John Paul II travelled to the Middle East, visiting Beirut,
Baabda, Harissa and Bkerki (Lebanon).
Video Clip of The
Pope in Beirut:
Pope John Paul II hosted the largest ever religious gathering in Lebanon, nestled amid the
mostly flattened ruins of what used to be a main battleground.
On May 16th, the President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze, visited John
Paul II at The Vatican.
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From May 31st to June 10th, Pope John Paul II travelled home for the
sixth time, visiting Wroclaw, Legnica, Gorzow Wielkopolski, Gniezno, Poznan, Kalicz,
Czestochowa, Zakopane, Ludzmierz, Krakow, Dukla and Krosno (Poland).
Video Clip of
The Pope in Poland:
Pope John Paul II in Wroclaw, the first of twelve stops on his sixth journey to Poland.
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From August 21st to August 24th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Paris
for World Youth Day, Champ-de-Mars,
Etampes and E'vry (France).
From September 27th to September 28th, Pope John Paul II visited
Bologna; a few days before flying to South America.
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On his fourth visit to Brazil,
from October 2nd to October 6th, Pope John Paul II spent his time in Rio de Janeiro; with the family his
Video Clip of The
Pope in Rio:
One of the largest gatherings ever of Catholics in Brazil and the highpoint of Pope John
Paul II's 4-day visit to Rio de Janeiro, an outdoor Mass under the blazing sun at the
city's Flamengo Park.
On January 3rd, Pope John Paul II visited the people affected by
earthquake in the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marches; especially the towns of
Annifo, Cesi and Assisi.
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From January 21st to January
25th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Havana, Santa Clara, Camaguey and Santiago de
Cuba (Cuba), where he also
met Fidel Castro, at the Palace of the
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Video Clip of
Pope John Paul II in Havana:
The Pope meets crowds of flag-waving Cubans and meets with Fidel Castro.
The Secretary of State of the United States of America, Madeleine Albright,
visited Pope John Paul II on March 7th.
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From March 21st to March 23rd, Pope John Paul II travelled to Abuja, Enugu, and Oba, near Onitsha (Nigeria).
On May 15th King Albert II of
the Belgians and his second wife, Queen Paola met with Pope John
Paul II in The Vatican.
The following month, Pope John Paul II greeted the President of the
National Palestinian Authority, Yasser Arafat (on June 12th) and the President of the
Republic of South Africa, Nelson
Mandela (on June 18th).
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On June 19th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Salzburg, Vienna and St.
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From October 2nd to October 4th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Zagreb
and Split (Croatia).
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