NEWS STORY: Pope Welcomes 600,000 Young Pilgrims to Rome for World Youth Day

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c. 2000 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope John Paul II welcomed some 600,000 young Roman Catholic pilgrims from throughout the world to Rome on Tuesday (Aug. 15) with an appeal for “a time of peace in justice and freedom” for all people. The 80-year-old pontiff spoke at gatherings in the squares outside the […]

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