Pope John Paul II - Visit to Cracow

August 2002

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Pope John Paul II gives his blessing to the faithful gathered for
the weekly general audience in the courtyard of the pontifical summer
residence in Castelgandolfo, 35 kilometers (22 miles) southeast of Rome,
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002. The pontiff, back from Poland but with his homeland
still in mind, reviewed his recent sentimental voyage, sending thanks to Poles and urging
them not to step back from their strong Catholicism.