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
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
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
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
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
Statue of Liberty, New York: © Michel - Travel Notes
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.
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
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
Caracas, Guanare and Coromoto (Venezuela).
Apostolic Voyage 70
On April 14th, Pope John Paul II travelled across the
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
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).
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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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