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(E) Pope in Croatia 2003
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  06/12/2003 | Religion | Unrated
(E) Pope in Croatia 2003



Pope in Croatia 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II waves to the faithful during a mass in central Zadar, Croatia, June 9, 2003. The 83-year-old Pope addressed tens of thousands of Croats during the last service of his visit to Croatia, the 100th foreign trip of his papacy. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters)


Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II waves to the faithful during a mass in central Zadar, Croatia, June 9, 2003. The 83-year-old Pope addressed tens of thousands of Croats during the last service of his visit to Croatia, the 100th foreign trip of his papacy.(Damir Sagolj/Reuters) 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II waves to the crowd at the beginning of a ceremony in Zadar, Croatia, Monday, June 9, 2003, the last day of his five-day-visit to Croatia. In background is a sculpture of Jesus Christ. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II waves to the crowd at the beginning of a ceremony in Zadar, Croatia, Monday, June 9, 2003, the last day of his five-day-visit to Croatia. In background is a sculpture of Jesus Christ. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) 

A view of the altar of a mass celebration led by Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II in front of Zadar's St. Donato church, Croatia, Monday, June 9, 2003. The Pope is on the last day of his five-day visit to Croatia. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool)
A view of the altar of a mass celebration led by Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II in front of Zadar's St. Donato church, Croatia, Monday, June 9, 2003. The Pope is on the last day of his five-day visit to Croatia. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool) 


Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II prays at a mass in central Zadar, Croatia June 9, 2003. The 83-year-old Pope addressed tens of thousands of Croats during the last service of his visit to Croatia, the 100th foreign trip of his papacy. REUTERS/Nikola Solic 


A nun wearing a Croatian flag sings prior to a ceremony with John Paul II in Zadar, Croatia, Monday, June 9, 2003. The 83-year-old pontiff wrapped up his grueling 100th foreign pilgrimage Monday by reassuring Croats struggling to heal the wounds of war that their courage and faith will ensure a brighter future. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) 


Pope John Paul II raises his cap at Zadar's airport, during farewell ceremonies in Zemunik, some 125 miles south of Zagreb, Croatia, Monday, June 9, 2003. Pope John Paul II visited Croatia for the third time on his 100th overseas trip, from June 6 to 9, 2003. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) 
AP - Jun 09 9:19 AM 


Pope John Paul II waves to the crowd during a ceremony in Zadar, Croatia, Monday, June 9, 2003. The 83-year-old pontiff wrapped up his grueling 100th foreign pilgrimage Monday by reassuring Croats struggling to heal the wounds of war that their courage and faith will ensure a brighter future. In background a sculpture of Christ. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) 
AP - Jun 09 9:24 AM 



Sun Jun 8, 4:47 PM ET 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II in his popemobile passes a cheering crowd as he leaves after a visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat in Rijeka, Croatia, Sunday, June 8, 2003. The Pope, on his 100th overseas trip, will tour Croatia until June 9. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool) 



Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II caresses little Francesco Francopani during a visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat in Rijeka, Croatia, Sunday, June 8, 2003. The Pope, on his 100th overseas trip, will tour Croatia till June 9. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool) 

 

Catholic nuns wave to the Pope during a holy Mass in the Croatian port town of Rijeka, Sunday, June 8, 2003. The pope is on a five-day visit to Croatia, his 100th trip abroad. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic) 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II waves from his popemobile as he arrives for a mass in central Rijeka, Croatia June 8, 2003. The 83-year-old Pope, said he thought that traditional family values were under attack from modern society. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II waves to the faithfull during a mass in central Rijeka, Croatia June 8, 2003. The 83-year-old Pope, said he thought that traditional family values were under attack from modern society. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj 

 

Over 100,000 Roman Catholic worshippers wait for the arrival of Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II for an open-air Sunday mass in Rijeka's port on the northern Croatian coast June 8, 2003. The pontiff is making his 100th foreign trip and also his third visit to Croatia in the last decade. REUTERS/Nikola Solic 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II waves to the faithfull during a mass in Rijeka, Croatia, June 8, 2003. The 83-year-old Pope, said he thought that traditional family values were under attack from modern society. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj 

 

Nuns applaud at the start of the Mass held by Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II in Rijeka, Croatia, Sunday June 8, 2003. Pope John Paul II, the most traveled pope in history, is paying a five-day visit to Croatia. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II kneels to pray in the Djakovo Cathedral, Croatia, Saturday, June 7, 2003. The Pope, on his 100th overseas trip, will tour Croatia till June 9. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool) 


Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II, right, is greeted by the Bishop of Djakovo Marin Srakic, center, and an unidentified deacon, as he arrives to the Djakovo Cathedral, Croatia, to pray, Saturday, June 7, 2003. The Pope, on his 100th overseas trip, will tour Croatia till June 9. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool) 

 

Watched by thousands of faithful Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II arrives at a Mass in Osijek, some 250 km east of Zagreb, Croatia, on Saturday, June 7, 2003. Pope John Paul II visits Croatia for the third time on his 100th overseas trip, from June 6 to 9, 2003. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) 

 

A woman in traditional dress presents Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II with a basket of food during a Mass celebration lead by the pontiff in Osijek, Croatia, Saturday, June 7, 2003. The Pope, on his 100th overseas trip, will tour Croatia till June 9. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool) 

 

An unidentified nun, right, uses binoculars to watch the Holy Mass held by Pope John Paul II at an airfield in Osijek, Croatia, on Saturday June 7, 2003. The Pontiff came for the third time to Croatia on his 100th trip abroad. (AP Photo/Hrvoje Knez) 
AP - Jun 07 10:00 AM 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II drinks from a chalice during a Mass in Osijek, Croatia, Saturday, June 7, 2003. The Pope pays a five-day-visit to Croatia finishing with a Mass in Zadar on Monday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II talks to a group of new communicant children in front of Dubrovnik's St. Blaz church on the second day of his five-day trip to Croatia, Friday, June 6, 2003. The Pope, on his 100th overseas trip, will tour Croatia till June 9. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, Pool) 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II is shown on a screen as he smiles at a child during a ceremony in the harbor of Dubrovnik where he celebrated a Mass in the second day of his five-day trip to Croatia, Friday, June 6, 2003. The Pope, on his 100th overseas trip, will tour Croatia till June 9. REUTERS/Domenico Stinellis/Pool 

 

Children wave to Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II in the center of Dubrovnik, Friday June 6, 2003. Pope John Paul II, the most traveled pope in history, is paying a five-day visit to Croatia. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) 

 

Nuns clean the stage on the sportsfield near Osijek, Croatia, Friday, June 6, 2003, one day prior to a Mass Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II will celebrate here on Saturday during his five-day-visit to Croatia. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II, in his popemobile, passes by the Vlaho Church in the historic center of Dubrovnik, Croatia, June 6, 2003. The 83-year-old Pope, visiting one of the most famous cities on the Adriatic, put a Croatian nun on the road to sainthood on Friday and paid tribute to the woman who suffered in the war that tore apart Yugoslavia. REUTERS/Nikola Solic 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II is driven in his popemobile through the historic center of Dubrovnik, Croatia June 6, 2003. The 83-year-old Pope, visiting one of the most famous cities on the Adriatic, put a Croatian nun on the road to sainthood on Friday and paid tribute to the woman who suffered in the war that tore apart Yugoslavia. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II passes children in the center of Dubrovnik, Friday June 6, 2003. Pope John Paul II, the most traveled pope in history, is paying a five-day visit to Croatia. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II drives past worshippers through the main street of the historic old town of Dubrovnik, southern Croatia, Friday, June 6, 2003. The pontiff is on a five-day visit to Croatia. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher) 


 

A view of the ceremony where Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II, sitting on the altar at left, beatified Marija Petkovic in the harbor of Dubrovnik on the second day of his five-day trip to Croatia, Friday, June 6, 2003. The Pope, on his 100th overseas trip, will tour Croatia until June 9. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool) 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II sits under a poster of Sister Marija Petkovic during a Beatification mass for her at the old port in Dubrovnik, Croatia June 6, 2003. The 83-year-old Pope, visiting one of the most famous cities on the Adriatic, put a Croatian nun on the road to sainthood on Friday and paid tribute to the woman who suffered in the war that tore apart Yugoslavia. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj 

 

People watch Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II on a video screen during a Mass in Dubrovnik's port of Gruz, Friday June 6, 2003. Pope John Paul II, the most travelled pope in history, is paying a five-day visit to Croatia. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic) 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II gestures as he approaches the Croatian harbor town of Rijeka on board a katamaran, Thursday, June 5, 2003. The Pope started his 100th overseas trip in which he will tour Croatia till June 9. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool) 


Thu Jun 5, 3:43 PM ET 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II gestures as he approaches the Croatian harbor town of Rijeka on board of a katamaran, Thursday, June 5, 2003. The Pope started his 100th overseas trip in which he will tour Croatia till June 9 (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool) 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II waves to the crowd gathered in the harbor of Rijeka, Croatia, as he disembarks a katamaran upon his arrival, Thursday, June 5, 2003. The Pope started his 100th overseas trip in which he will tour Croatia till June 9. At top the vessel's captain claps his hands. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool) 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II, left, on a mobile platform and Croatia's President Stiepan Mesic, to the Pope's right, review the honor guard upon the pontiff's arrival at Rijeka's airport, Croatia, Thursday, June 5, 2003. The Pope started his 100th overseas trip during which he will tour Croatia through June 9. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, pool) 

 

Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II, left, the most traveled pontiff in history, is welcomed by Croatian President Stipe Mesic at the airport of the Croatian city of Rijeka on his 100th foreign tour, a five-day visit to Croatia, Thursday, June 5, 2003. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) 

 

Bishops look at the aircraft carrying Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II as it arrives at the airport in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, in this Sept.14, 1995 file photo. The pope sets out Thursday, June 5, 2003 for a five-day tour of Croatia, his 100th trip. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File) 

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