Pope John Paul II had already spoken out about events happening in
Poland (regarding Solidarnosc)
on August 20th, 1980.
On January 15th, he then received a Solidarnosc delegation, headed by Lech Walesa.
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From February 16th to 27th, Pope John Paul flew off to Asia and
Hiroshima, Japan: © Michel - Travel Notes
The Pope visited Karachi (Pakistan); Manila, Quezon City,
Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Legazpi, Subic, Morong and Baguio City (Philippines);
Agana (Guam); Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki (Japan); and Anchorage (USA).
Pope is Shot:
While waving to a crowd from an open convertible in St. Peter's Square, at 5:19pm on May
13th, Pope John Paul II was hit by two bullets and wounded in the abdomen, right arm
and left hand. A young Turk, Mehmet Ali Agca, was immediately arrested and the Pope was
rushed to Gemelli hospital; where he was operated on for 6 hours and had parts of his
Pope John Paul II was released from hospital and returned to The
Vatican on June 3rd.
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For his 10th Pastoral Visit abroad, Pope John Paul II went back to
From February 12th to 19th, Pope John Paul II visited Lagos, Enugu,
Onitsha, Kaduna and Ibadan (Nigeria);
Cotonou (Benin); Libreville (Gabon); then Malabo and Bata (Equatorial Guinea).
The President of Greece, Constantine Karamanlis,
visited Pope John Paul II; on April 7th.
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From May 12th to 15th, it was off to the Iberian
Pope John Paul II visited Lisbon, Fatima, Villa Vicosa, Coimbra,
Sameiro and Oporto (Portugal);
one year after the assassination attempt on his life, in St. Peter's Square.
Pope John Paul returned to Rome and held a Holy Mass in St. Peter's
Basilica, on May 22nd; praying for peace between Argentina and Great Britain (in the Falkland Islands
conflict) before journeying to Great Britain himself.
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The Pope's visit to Great Britain,
from May 28th to June 2nd, included appearances in London, Canterbury (with the Archbishop
of Canterbury, on May
29th), Coventry, Liverpool, Manchester, York, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cardiff.
On June 7th it was the turn of another President of the United States,
Ronald Reagan, to
visit The Pope. They pledged to work for world peace and justice, then Pope John Paul
packed his bags for his second jaunt to South America.
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Having already spoken to Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of
Great Britain, Pope John Paul was on a mission of Peace to Argentina, from June 10th-13th.
After a brief stop in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), The Pope flew down to Buenos Aires and
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Two days later, on June 15th, Pope John Paul II was in Geneva (Switzerland); making a speech at the 68th Session
of the International Workers Conference.
1982 was quite an eventful year for Pope John Paul II and he still had
a couple more journeys up his Papal sleeve.
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Many people visit the Adriatic Coast in Summer and, on August
29th, Pope John Paul II joined them; making an appearance in the Republic of San Marino and
Arafat visited John Paul II, on September 15th, and The Pope renewed an appeal for
peace in Lebanon; after the murder of President-elect Bechir Gemayel.
The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Karl Carstens, visited
Pope John Paul on October 28th; just a few days before The Pope was off on his travels
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From October 31 to November 9th, Pope John Paul II journeyed to Spain, for the closure of the 4th Centenary of the death
of St. Teresa of
While in Spain, Pope John Paul II visited Madrid, Avila, Alba de
Tormes, Salamanca, Guadalupe, Toledo, Segovia, Seville, Granada, Loyola, Javier, Zaragoza,
Montserrat, Barcelona, Valencia, Alcira and the Pilgrimage Centre of Santiago de Compostela;
broadcasting a message to the peoples of Europe, from the Cathedral of Santiago de
Pope John Paul II World Traveller:
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Birthplace of Benedict XVI; successor to Pope John Paul II.
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