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Pope John Paul II's Travels in 1999

Apostolic Voyage 85

From January 22nd to January 28th, Pope John Paul II travelled to Mexico City (Mexico) and St. Louis (United States).

Pope 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 Bucharest (Romania).

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, Krak�w, 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).

Pope John Paul II's Travels in 2000

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, Egypt - Copyright
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 Holy Wall:
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.

Wadi Al-Kharrar:
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 F�tima (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.

Pope and Queen Elizabeth:
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 state.

Pope John Paul II's Travels in 2001

Holy 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 Audience.

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 Chritianity in the country.

Pope John 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.

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

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