Apostolic Voyage 85
From January 22nd to January 28th, Pope John Paul II travelled to
Mexico City (Mexico) and St. Louis (United States).
John Paul in St Louis:
Mass at Transworld Dome, St Louis, Missouri.
Pope John Paul II received the President of Iran, Seyyed
Mohammad Khatami (on March 11th) and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Ariel
Sharon (on April 26th).
Apostolic Voyage 86
From May 7th to May 9th, Pope John Paul II made his first visit to
Apostolic Voyage 87
From June 5th to June 17th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Poland for the seventh time during
his Papacy, visiting Gdansk, Pelplin, Elblag, Lichen, Bydgoszcz, Torun, Elk, Wigry,
Siedlce, Drohiczyn, Warsaw, Sandomierz, Zamosc, Radzymin, Lowicz, Sosnowiec, Krakow,
Stary Sacz, Wadowice, Gliwice and Czestochowa.
Apostolic Voyage 88
Pope John Paul II made the short trip to Maribor (Slovenia), on September 19th.
Apostolic Voyage 89
From November 5th to November 9th, Pope John Paul II travelled to New
Delhi (India); Tbilisi and Mtskheta (Georgia).
On February 15th, Yasser Arafat journeyed to The Vatican (for the
fourth time) to meet with Pope John Paul II.
Apostolic Voyage 90
From February 24th to February 26th, Pope John Paul II made his
Jubilee Pilgrimage to Mount Sinai, visiting Cairo and Santa Caterina (Egypt).
Sphynx and Pyramids, Cairo: © Michel - Travel Notes
Apostolic Voyage 91
From March 20th to March
26th, Pope John Paul II made a Jubilee
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land; visiting Amman, Monte Nebo, Wadi Al-Kharrar, Tel Aviv,
Jerusalem, Al-Maghtas, Bethlehem, Korazim, Cafarnao and Nazareth (Jordan), Israel and Palestine).
Pope at The
Pope John Paul II touched the Wailing Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, in Jerusalem. The
pope was on a politically charged tour of three sites holy to Muslims, Jews, and
Christians in the Holy Land.
Excavations in Jordan, in 1997, uncovered a series of ancient sites associated with the
tradition of John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus; located along the length of the
Wadi Al-Kharrar, east of the River Jordan.
Apostolic Voyage 92
From May 12th to May 13th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Lisbon and Fatima (Portugal).
On June 5th, the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, visited Pope
John Paul II in The Vatican.
H.M. Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and H.R.H. Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh also paid The Pope a visit (during the State
Visit to Italy) on October 17th.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the pope talked at the Vatican. The monarch was dressed
in black velvet and a matching veil, as is Vatican tradition for visiting female heads of
Door of St Peter's Basilica:
Pope John Paul II closed the Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica January 6th, 2001;
symbolically ending the Jubilee 2000 celebrations.
Apostolic Voyage 93
From May 4th to May 9th, Pope John Paul II made a Jubilee Pilgrimage
to Greece, Syria and Malta, in the footsteps of St. Paul the Apostle,
visiting Athens (Greece) Damascus and Quneitra (Syria; to make a plea
for peace); Gudja, Floriana and Hamrun (Malta).
Apostolic Voyage 94
From June 23rd to June 27th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Kiev,
Lviv, Bryukhovychi and Sykhiv (Ukraine).
On August 1, Pope John Paul II carried out his 1,000th General
Apostolic Voyage 95
From September 22nd to September 27th, Pope John Paul II
travelled to Astana (Kazakhstan);
Yerevan, Etchmiadzin and Khor Virap (Armenia); to mark 1,700 years of
Christianity in the country.
Paul II Online:
Pope John Paul II used a computer to send a special message to bishops via the Internet;
during an audience in the Clementine hall at the Vatican, on Nov. 22nd, 2001.
Pope John Paul II World Traveller:
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Birthplace of Benedict XVI; successor to Pope John Paul II.
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