- The Online Guide to Travel. Pope John Paul World Traveller 1989-1990

About Travel Notes™ Budget Travel City Guides Countries Feedback Travel Photos Travel Videos Travel Writing

Search The Web Submit a Travel Article - Travel Blogs - Travel News - Travel Twip - Travel Writers - Writers Guidelines.
Subscribe to - Travel Articles Travel Notes: Travel-Write: General Travel Articles: Farewell Pope John Paul: 1989-1990

Travel Writers - Writing About Travel

Pope John Paul II's Travels in 1989

An official visit to Pope John Paul II, by the President of Ireland, Patrick J. Hillery, was made on April 20th.

Apostolic Voyage 41

Another visit to Africa, from April 28th to May 6th, took Pope John Paul II to Antananarivo, Antsiranana and Fianarantsoa (Madagascar); St. Denis (La R�union); Lusaka and Kitwe (Zambia); Blantyre and Lilongwe (Malawi).

On May 27th it was the turn of George Herbert Walker Bush to visit Pope John Paul II; the third President of the United States of America to do so.

Apostolic Voyage 42

From June 1st to June 10th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Scandinavia, visiting Oslo, Trondheim and Troms�� (Norway); Reykjavik and Thingvellir (Iceland); Helsinki and Turku (Finland); Copenhagen and Roskilde (Denmark); Stockholm, Uppsala, Vadstena and Link�ping (Sweden).

Apostolic Voyage 43

Pope John Paul II's third visit to Spain, from August 19th to August 21st, was planned to commerate the 4th World Youth Day in Santiago de Compostela.

The Pontiff also visited Ran�n, Oviedo, Cangas de Onis and Covadonga.

From September 29th to October 2nd, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Robert Runcie, visited Pope John Paul II in The Vatican. The pair released a joint statement on October 2nd.

Apostolic Voyage 44

From October 6th to October 10th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Seoul (South Korea); Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Maumere, Ritapiret, D�li and Medan (Indonesia; Plaisance, Port Louis, Le Reduit, Mont Thabor, Plaine Corail, La Ferme, Rodrigues, Rose Hill, Sainte-Croix and Curepipe (Mauritius).

Video Clip of The Pope in South Korea:
Pope John Paul II greets the massive crowd of Catholic Koreans in Seoul.

In December, Pope John Paul greeted the President of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev (on December 1st) and the President of Malta, Censu Tabone (on December 18th).

Pope John Paul II's Travels in 1990

Apostolic Voyage 45

From January 25th to February 1st, Pope John Paul II visited Isola del Sale, Praia and Mindelo (Cape Verde); Bissau and Cumura (Guinea Bissau); Bamako (Mali<); Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso); N'Djamena, Mondou and Sarh (Chad).

Apostolic Voyage 46

From April 21st to April 22nd, Pope John Paul II visited Prague, Uhersk� Hradiste, Velehrad and Bratislava (in what was then Czechoslavakia).

Prague, Czech Republic - Copyright
Prague, Czech Republic: � Michel - Travel Notes

Back at home, The Pope received the President of Portugal, Mario Soares, on April 27th; before getting ready to travel abroad again.

Apostolic Voyage 47

From May 6th to May 14th, Pope John Paul II visited Mexico City, Veracruz, Aguascalientes, S. Juan de los Lagos, Durango, Chihuahua, Monterrey, Tuxtla Guti�rrez, Villahermosa and Zacatecas (Mexico); and Willemstad (Cura�ao).

Apostolic Voyage 48

Then it was a short trip to the Mediterranean, from May 25th to May 27th, as Pope John Paul II visited Luqa, Valletta, Attard, Mellieha, Cirkewwa, Mgarr, Ta'Pinu, Victoria, Senglea, Cottonera, St. Julian's, Ta'Qali, Rabat, Tal Virt�, Mdina and Floriana (Malta).

Apostolic Voyage 49

From September 1st to September 10th, it was Africa again for Pope John Paul II as he travelled to Dar es Salaam, Songea, Mwanza, Tabora, KIA and Moshi (Tanzania); Bujumbura and Gitega (Burundi); Kigali and Kabgayi (Rwanda); and Yamoussoukro (Ivory Coast).

Yamoussoukro Basilica:
F�lix Houphou�t-Boigny, the long serving president of C�te d'Ivoire, built a massive church in the style of the Vatican's St Peter's Basilica; on the outskirts of his mother's village, Yamoussoukro.

The largest Christian Church in Africa, fully titled 'Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix de Yamoussoukro', was built between 1986 and 1989; probably because The Pope didn't journey to Yamoussoukro in 1985, when he made a second visit to Ivory Coast.

Separate quarters were also built for The Pope, who would only use them if money was spent on a hospital for the sick as well. F�lix Houphou�t-Boigny instigated road building projects for his new capital as well; but many of them lead to nowhere.

Pope John Paul II World Traveller:

79-80 81-82 83-84 85-86 87-88 89-90 91-92 93-94 95-96 97-98 99-01 02-05

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

By Michel.
Contact MichelMichel on FacebookMichel on Google+Michel on LinkedInProud Member of The Meta-Travel CommunityMichel on TwitterTravelPhotos on SmugMug

Follow TravelTweet on Twitter

Browse the TravelDirectory - Travel Tweeters on Twitter

TravelTweet Directory:
Directory of travel tweeps on Twitter.

Regional Directory - Search The Web - Top Travel Blogs and Websites.

Join Travel Notes on Facebook If you find Travel Notes useful, please take a moment to like us on Facebook and share with your friends on social media.

Car Hire Cruises Flights Hostels Hotels RTW Tours Vacations Weather Where To
Travel Notes: Travel-Write: General Travel Articles: Farewell Pope John Paul: 1989-1990 - Travel Bookstore

Tweeting About Travel - Around the World in 140 characters. #TravelTwip