Pope John Paul II - Visit to Cracow

August 2002

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Filipino nuns together with thousands of others gesture during the closing rites
of an overnight rally at the Folk Arts Theater, near Manila's bay, that ended
Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002 to pray for Pope John Paul II's health and his still unconfirmed
visit to the Philippines, Asia's largest predominantly Catholic nation. The prayer festival
was the first of three public events in coming months to prepare for a possible papal
visit in January 22-26 for the World Meeting of Families.