TWENTY YEARS AS SUCCESSOR OF PETER
Some highlights of the Holy Father's pastoral care of the universal Church
1978

Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, is elected Pope and takes the name John Paul II (16 Oct.)

Solemn concelebrated Mass for the beginning of his ministry as Supreme Pastor of the Church (22 Oct.)

Pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Mentorella, in Lazio (29 Oct.)

Pilgrimage to the tomb of St Francis, Assisi, and the tomb of St Catherine of Siena at the Church of St Mary sopra Minerva, Rome (5 Nov.)

Taking of possession of St John Lateran, the cathedral of Rome (12 Nov.)


1979

Visit to the Dominican Republic and Mexico (25 Jan.-1 Feb.)

Encyclical Letter Redemptor hominis (4 Mar.)

First Letter to Bishops and Priests for Holy Thursday (9 Apr.)

Beatification of Jacques-Desire Laval and Fr Francisco Coll (29 Apr.)

Pilgrimage to Montecassino, Italy (18 May)

First Visit to Poland (2-10 Jun.)

Consistory for the creation of 14 Cardinals (30 Jun.)

Visit to Belluno, Treviso and Canale d'Agordo, Italy (26 Aug.)

Pilgrimage to Ancona and the Marian shrine of Loreto, Italy (8 Sep.)

Visit to Ireland and the United States of America; visit to the United Nations (29 Sep.-8 Oct.)

Apostolic Exhortation Catechesi tradendae (16 Oct.)

Pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompei and to Naples, Italy (21 Oct.)

Visit to Turkey; ecumenical meeting with Dimitrios I, Patriarch of Constantinople, and signing of a Common Declaration (28-30 Nov.)


1980

Special Synod of Bishops for the Netherlands (14-31 Jan.)

Visit to Norcina and Valnerina, Italy (23 Mar.)

Visit to Turin, Italy (13 Apr.)

Visit to Africa (2-12 May)

Pilgrimage to Lisieux, France, and visit to UNESCO (30 May-2 Jun.)

Visit to Brazil (30 Jun.12 Jul.)

Visit to the tunnel of the Gran Sasso and to L'Aquila, Italy (30 Aug.)

Visit to Velletri, Italy (7 Sep.)

Visit to Frascati, Italy (8 Sep.)

Pilgrimage to Siena, Italy (14 Sep.)

Prayer at Montecassino, Italy (20 Sep.)

Fifth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the family (26 Sep.-25 Oct.)

Pilgrimage to Subiaco, Italy, with the Bishops of Europe (28 Sep.)

Visit to Otranto, Italy (5 Oct.)

Beatification of Fr Luigi Orione, Sr Maria Anna Sala and Bartolo Longo (26 Oct.)

Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany (15-19 Nov.)

Visit to Basilicata and Campania (25 Nov.)

Encyclical Letter Dives in misericordia (30 Nov.)


1981

Visit to the Far East (16-27 Feb.)

Visit to the workers of Terni, Italy (19 Mar.)

Pilgrimage to Sotto il Monte and Bergamo, Italy (26 Apr.)

Attempt on his life in St Peter's Square (13 May)

Prayer from the Gemelli Hospital, Rome: 'I pray for the brother who shot me and whom I sincerely forgive' (17 May)

Return to the Vatican from Gemelli Hospital (3 Jun.)

Encyclical Letter Laborem exercens (14 Sep.)

Pilgrimage to Collevalenza and Todi Italy; Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris consortio (22 Nov.)

Entrustment of all the peoples of the world to Mary Immaculate, Piazza di Spagna, Rome (8 Dec.)


1982

Visit to Africa (12-19 Feb.)

Pilgrimage to Assisi with the Italian Bishops for the eighth centenary of the birth of St Francis (12 Mar.)

Visit to the Solvay factory in Livorno, Italy (19 Mar

Prayer at the Fosse Ardeatine where 335 people were killed in 1944 (21 Mar.)

Pilgrimage to Bologna and San Lazzaro di Savena, Italy (18 Apr.)

Visit to Portugal; prayer of gratitude at the Marian shrine of Fatima (12-15 May)

Visit to Great Britain (28 May-2 Jun.)

Visit to Argentina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (10-13 Jun.)

Visit to Geneva, Switzerland (15 Jun.)

Visit to Rimini, Italy, and San Marino (29 Aug.)

Pilgrimage to the Camaldolese monastery, of Fonte Avellana, Italy (5 Sep.)

Visit to Sarmeola di Rubano and Padua, Italy (12 Sep.)

Visit to Albano, Italy (19 Sep.)

Pilgrimage to Concesio and Brescia, Italy (26 Sep.)

Canonization of St Maximilian Mary Kolbe (10 Oct.)

Visit to Spain (31 Oct.-9 Nov.).

Visit to Belice and Palermo, Italy (20-21 Nov.)


1983

Visit to Rieti and Greccio, Italy (2 Jan.)

Apostolic Letter Aperite portas Redemptori, opening the Extraordinary Jubilee for the 1950th anniversary of the Redemption (6 Jan.)

Apostolic Constitution Sacrae disciplinae leges, promulgating the new Code of Canon Law (25 Jan.)

Consistory for the creation of 18 Cardinals (2 Feb.)

Visit to Central America, Belize and Haiti (2-10 Mar.)

Pilgrimage among the workers of San Salvo and Termoli, Italy (19 Mar.)

Opening of the Holy Door for Jubilee of the Redemption (25 Mar.)

Visit to Lombardy, Italy (20-22 May)

Second Visit to Poland (16-23 Jun)

Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France (14-15 Aug.)

Visit to Palestrina, Italy (18 Aug.)

Visit to Austria (10-13 Sep.)

Sixth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on reconciliation and penance (29 Sep.-29 Oct.)

Canonization of St Leopold Mandic (16 Oct.)

Visit to the Rebibbia prison and meeting with Ali Agca: "Today I was able to meet my would-be assassin, whom I again forgive" (27 Dec.)


1984

Apostolic Letter Salvifici doloris (11 Feb.)

Visit to Bari and Bitonto, Italy (26 Feb.)

Apostolic Exhortation Redemptionis donum (29 Mar.)

Closing of the Holy Door for the conclusion of the Jubilee of the Redemption (22 Apr.)

Visit to Korea, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Taiwan (2-12 May)

Visit to Viterbo, Italy (27 May)

Visit to Switzerland (12-17 Jun.)

Visit to Fano, Italy (12 Aug.)

Visit to the Focolare movement's Mariapolis Centre in Rocca di Papa, Italy (19 Aug.)

Visit to Alatri, Italy (2 Sep.)

Visit to Canada; beatification of Marie-Leonie Paradis (9-21 Sep.)

Visit to Calabria, Italy (5-7 Oct.)

Visit to Spain, Santo Domingo and Puerto Rico (10-13 Oct.)

Pilgrimage to places associated with St Charles Borromeo (2-4 Nov.)

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Reconciliatio et Paenitentia (2 Dec.)


1985

Visit to Central and South America (26 Jan.-6 Feb.)

Motu Proprio, Dolentium hominum, establishing the Pontifical Commission for Pastoral Assistance to Health-Care Workers (11 Feb.)

Visit to the Fucino and Avezzano, Italy (24 Mar.)

Meeting at St John Lateran for International Youth Year; Apostolic Letter to the Youth of the World for International Youth Year (30-31 Mar.)

Pilgrimage to Loreto, Italy (11 Apr.)

Visit to the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium (11-21 May)

Consistory for the creation of 28 Cardinals (25 May)

Pilgrimage to Salerno, Italy (26 May)

Encyclical Epistle Slavorum Apostoli (2 Jun.)

Pilgrimage to the Veneto, Italy (15-17 Jun.)

Visit to Teramo, Italy (30 Jun.)

Visit to Africa (8-19 Aug.)

Pilgrimage to Switzerland and Liechtenstein (8 Sep.)

Visit to Genoa, Italy (21-22 Sep.)

Cyril and Methodius Jubilee with the Bishops of Europe (13 Oct.)

Visit to Sardinia, Italy (18-20 Oct.)

Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops 20 years after the Second Vatican Council (24 Nov.-8 Dec.)


1986

Visit to India (31 Jan.-1 Feb.)

Visit to Prato, Italy (19 Mar.)

First World Youth Day (23 Mar.)

Visit to the Synagogue of Rome (13 Apr.)

Visit to Romagna, Italy (8-11 May)

Encyclical Letter Dominum et Vivificantem (18 May)

Visit to Colombia (1-8 Jul.)

Visit to Val d'Aosta, Italy (6-7 Sep.)

Visit to France, including Taize, Paray-le-Monial and Ars (4-7 Oct.)

Pilgrimage to Fiesole and Florence, Italy (18-19 Oct.)

Visit to Perugia, Italy (26 Oct.)

World Day of Prayer for Peace with the leaders of Christian and non-Christian religions in Assisi, Italy (27 Oct.)

Visit to the Far East and Oceania (18 Nov.-1 Dec.)


1987

Visit to Civitavecchia, Italy (19 Mar.)

Encyclical Letter Redemptoris Mater (25 Mar.)

Visit to Uruguay, Chile and Argentina, including the celebration of the Second World Youth Day (31 Mar.-13 Apr.)

Visit to the Federal Republic of Germany; beatification of Edith Stein in Cologne (30 Apr.-4 May)

Visit to Puglia, Italy (23-25 May)

Apostolic Letter Sescentesima anniversaria for the sixth centenary of the Baptism of Lithuania (5 Jun.)

Opening of the Marian Year on the Solemnity of Pentecost (6 Jun.)

Third Visit to Poland (8-14 Jun.)

Visit to the Diocese of Belluno-Feltre, Italy (12 Jul.)

Apostolic Letter Spiritus Domini for the bicentenary of the death of St Alphonsus Liguori (1 Aug.)

Visit to the United States and Canada (10-21 Sep.)

Seventh Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the laity (1 Oct.-30 Oct.)

Beatification of 85 martyrs of England, Scotland and Wales (22 Nov.)

Visit of Dimitrios I, Patriarch of Constantinople, and signing of a Joint Declaration (3-7 Dec.)

Apostolic Letter Duodecimum saeculum on the 1,200th anniversary of the Second Council of Nicaea (4 Dec.)

Encyclical Letter Sollicitudo rei socialis (30 Dec.)


1988

Apostolic Letter Euntes in mundum for the millennium of the Baptism of Kievan Rus' (25 Jan.)

Letter Iuvenum patris for the centenary of the death of St John Bosco (31 Jan.)

Message Magnum Baptismi donum to Ukrainian Catholics (14 Feb.)

Third World Youth Day in St Peter's Square (27 Mar.)

Visit to Verona, Italy (16-17 Apr.)

Visit to Civita Castellana, Italy (1 May)

Visit to Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay (7-19 May)

Visit to Emilia, Italy (3-7 Jun.)

Visit to Messina, Tindari and Reggio Calabria, Italy (11-12 Jun.)

Canonization of 117 Vietnamese martyrs (19 Jun.)

Visit to Austria (23-27 Jun.)

Apostolic Constitution Pastor Bonus on the Roman Curia; Consistory for the creation of 24 Cardinals (28 Jun.)

Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei (2 Jul.)

Conclusion of the Marian Year in St Peter's (15 Aug.)

Pilgrimage to Turin, Italy, the land of St John Bosco (24 Sep.)

Visit to Africa (10-19 Sep.)

Apostolic Letter Mulieris dignitatem (1 Oct.)

Visit to France (8-11 Oct.)

Apostolic Letter Vicesimus quintus annus for the 25th anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium (4 Dec.)

Visit to Fermo and Porto San Giorgio, Italy; Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles laici (30 Dec.)


1989

Motu Proprio establishing the Labour office of the Apostolic See (1 Jan.)

Visit to Madagascar, La Reunion, Zambia and Malawi; beatification of Victoire Rasoamanarivo, and Bro. Scubilion (28 Apr.-6 May)

Visit to Grosseto, Italy (21 May)

Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Sweden (1-10 Jun.)

Visit to Gaeta, Itri and Formia, Italy (25 Jun.)

Pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Oropa and the tomb of Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italy (16 Jul.)

Visit to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, for the Fourth World Youth Day (19-21 Aug.)

Letter for the 50th anniversary of the Second World War and Message to the Episcopal Conference of Poland (26 Aug.)

Apostolic Letter on the situation in Lebanon and appeal to all Muslims (7 Sep.) Visit to Orte and Trevignano. Romano, Italy (11 Sep.)

Visit to Pisa, Volterra and Lucca, Italy (22-24 Sep.)

Visit of Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, and signing of a Common Declaration (30 Sep.-2 Oct.)

Prayer for Lebanon with the Dioceses of Italy in St Peter's Square on the feast of St Francis of Assisi (4 Oct.)

Visit to the Far East and Mauritius (6-16 Oct.)

Visit to Taranto, Italy (28-29 Oct.)

Canonization of Agnes of Bohemia and Albert Adam Chmielowski (12 Nov.)

Visit of Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (1 Dec.)


1990

Sixth Visit to Africa (25 Jan.-1 Feb.)

Visit to Ivrea, Italy, and meeting with workers (18-19 Mar.)

Fifth World Youth Day in St Peter's Square (8 Apr.)

Visit to Czechoslovakia (21-22 Apr.)

Visit to Mexico and Curacao; at the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, beatification of three young martyrs and a priest, and the recognition of the cult of Juan Diego (6-14 May)

Beatification of Pier Giorgio Frassati (20 May)

Visit to Malta (25-27 May)

Eucharistic pilgrimage to Orvieto, Italy, on the feast of Corpus Christi (17 Jun.)

For the first time in 50 years, all the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops meet the Pope at the Vatican (25-26 Jun.)

Apostolic Letter to the religious of Latin America for the fifth centenary of the evangelization of the New World (29 Jun.)

Visit to Benevento, Italy (2 Jul.)

Seventh Visit to Africa; consecration of the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire (1-10 Sep.)

Visit to Ferrara, Comacchio and Argenta, Italy (22-23 Sep.)

Eighth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the formation of priests in the circumstances of the present day (30 Sep.-28 Oct.)

Beatification of two exemplary priests, Giuseppe Allamano and Annibale Maria Di Francia (7 Oct.)

Visit to Genoa, Italy, for the fifth centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady of the Guard (14 Oct.)

Promulgation of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches (18 Oct.)

Visit to Campania, Italy (9-13 Nov.)

Encyclical Letter Redemptoris missio (7 Dec.)

Apostolic Letter for the fourth centenary of the death of St John of the Cross (14 Dec.)


1991

Conclusion of the prayer and study meeting with the Patriarchs and Bishops of the countries involved in the Gulf War (6 Mar.)

Visit to Camerino-San Severino and Fabriano-Matelica, Italy, and meeting with workers (18-19 Mar.)

Extraordinary Consistory on the new evangelization and the defence of life (4-7 Apr.)

Reorganization of the Catholic Church in Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan (13 Apr.)

Visit to Basilicata, Italy (27-28 Apr.)

Encyclical Letter Centesimus annus (1 May)

Pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal (10-13 May)

Fourth Visit to Poland (1-9 Jun.)

Consistory for the creation of 22 Cardinals (28 Jun.)

Visit to Susa, Italy (14 Jul.)

Sixth World Youth Day in Czestochowa, Poland; first visit to Hungary (13-20 Aug.)

World Day of Prayer for Peace in

Croatia and the former Yugoslavia (8 Sep.)

Ecumenical celebration in St Peter's Basilica for the sixth centenary of the canonization of St Birgitta of Sweden (5 Oct.)

Visit to Brazil (12-21 Oct.)

Beatification of Adolph Kolping (27 Oct.)

Canonization of Raphael Kalinowski (17 Nov.)

Special Assembly for Europe of the Synod of Bishops (28 Nov.-14 Dec.)

 

1992

Eighth Visit to Africa, including Gorre Island, symbol of the slave trade (19-26 Feb.)

Visit to Sorrento-Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, and meeting with workers (19 Mar.)

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Pastores dabo vobis (25 Mar.)

Beatification of Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer and Josephine Bakhita (17 May)

Visit to Angola, Sao Tome and Principe (4-10 Jun.)

Official approval of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (25 Jun.)

Intestinal surgery and recovery at Rome's Gemelli Hospital (12-28 Jul.)

Mass at St John Lateran for the opening of the Public Assembly of the Roman Diocesan Synod (3 Oct.)

Visit to the Dominican Republic for the Fourth General Conference of the Latin American Episcopate (0-14 Oct.)

Apostolic Constitution Fidei depositum on the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (16 Nov.)

Solemn presentation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (7-8 and 9 Dec.)


1993

Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy, to pray for reconciliation among the peoples of Europe, especially in the Balkans (9-10 Jan.)

Tenth Visit to Africa: Benin, Uganda and Sudan 3-10 Feb.)

Visit to Sabina-Poggio Italy, and meeting workers (19 Mar.)

Visit to Albania; ordination of four Bishops to reconstitute the hierarchy 25 Apr.)

Visit to Sicily, Italy (8-10 May)

Visit to Arezzo and Cortona, Italy (23 May)

Conclusion of the Roman Diocesan Synod on Pentecost Eve (29 May)

Visit to Spain (12-17 Jun.)

Visit to Macerata. and Foligno, Italy (19-20 Jun.)

Encyclical Letter Veritatis splendor (6 Aug.)

Visit to Jamaica, Merida and Denver for the Eighth World Youth Day (9-16 Aug.)

Visit to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (4-10 Sep.)

Pilgrimage to the Franciscan shrine of La Verna and the monastery of Camaldoli, Italy (17 Sep.)

Visit to Asti, Italy, and the beatification of Giuseppe Marello (25-26 Sep.)

Recovery at Rome's Gemelli Hospital for dislocated shoulder (11-12 Nov.)


1994

Holy Mass in St Peter's Basilica for peace in the Balkans (23 Jan.)

Letter to Families (2 Feb.)

Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops (10 Apr.-8 May)

Beatification of Gianna Beretta Molla, Isidore Bakanja and Elisabetta Canori Mora (24 Apr,)

Surgery and recovery at Rome's Gemelli Hospital for a fractured femur (29 Apr.-27 May)

Signing of the Apostolic Letter Ordinatio sacerdotalis (22 May)

Message for the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising (1 Aug.)

Mass for Sarajevo offered at Castel Gandolfo (8 Sep.)

Visit to Zagreb, Croatia (10-11 Sep.)

Visit to Lecce, Italy (17-18 Sep.)

Meeting with Families in St Peter's Square (8-9 Oct.)

Ninth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on consecrated life (2-29 Oct.)

Visit to Sicily, Italy (4-6 Nov.)

Apostolic Letter Tertio millennio adveniente (10 Nov.)

Common Christological Declaration with the Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East (11 Nov.)

Consistory for the creation of 30 Cardinals (26 Nov.)

Pilgrimage to Loreto, Italy, for the conclusion of the Great Prayer for Italy (10 Dec.)

Letter to Children in the Year of the Family (13 Dec.)


1995

Visit to Asia and Oceania; 10th World Youth Day in Manila; beatification of Mary MacKillop, Peter To Rot and Joseph Vaz (11-21 Jan.)

Encyclical Letter Evangelium vitae (25 Mar.)

Visit to Trent, Italy (29-30 Apr.)

Apostolic Letter Orientale lumen (2 May)

Message for the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe (8 May)

Visit to the Czech Republic and Poland (20-22 May)

Encyclical Letter Ut unum sint (25 May)

Visit to Belgium for the beatification of Fr Damien de Veuster (3-4 Jun.)

Visit of Bartholomew I, Patriarch of Constantinople, and signing of a Common Declaration (29 Jun.)

Letter to Women (29 Jun.)

Visit to Slovakia for the beatification of the Martyrs of Kosice (30 Jun.-3 Jul.)

Visit to Loreto, Italy, for pilgrimage of European young people (9-10 Sep.)

Visit to Africa for release of Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Africa (14-20 Sep.)

Beatification of 64 victims of the French Revolution and 45 victims of the Spanish Civil War (1 Oct.)

Visit to the United States and the United Nations (4-9 Oct.)

Meeting with diocesan Bishops and papal representatives of the former Yugoslavia (17 Oct.)

Apostolic Letter for the fourth centenary of the Union of Brest (12 Nov.)

Special Assembly for Lebanon of the Synod of Bishops (26 Nov.-14 Dec.)


1996

Visit to Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Venezuela (5-12 Feb.)

Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici gregis (22 Feb.)

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Vita consecrata (29 Mar.)

Visit to Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy, and meeting with workers; Mass in Siena (30 Mar.)

Visit to Tunisia (14 Apr.)

Apostolic Letter for the 350th anniversary of the Union of Uzhorod (22 Apr.)

Visit to Como, Italy (4-5 May)

Visit to Slovenia (17-19 May)

Opening of Rome's City Mission on Pentecost Eve (25 May)

Visit to Germany (21-23 Jun.)

Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Ukrainian rite for the fourth centenary of the Union of Brest (7 Jul.)

Visit to Hungary (6-7 Sep.)

Visit to France for the anniversary of King Clovis (19-22 Sep.)

Appendectomy and recovery at Rome's Gemelli Hospital (8 Oct.-15 Oct.)

Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Ruthenian rite for the 350th anniversary of the Union of Uzhorod (27 Oct.)

Concelebrated Mass with 700 Romp priests for the 50th anniversary of priestly ordination (1 Nov.)

Celebrations for the 50th anniversary of priestly ordination; publication of Gift and Mystery (7-10 Nov.)

Audience to Fidel Castro (19 Nov.)

First Vespers for the opening of the three-year period of immediate preparation for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 (30 Nov.)

Visit of Leonard Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, and signing of a Common Declaration (3-6 Dec.)

Message to the Church in China (3 Dec.)

Visit of Karekin I Sarkissian, Patriarch of All Armenians, and signing of a Common Declaration (10-13 Dec.)


1997

Visit of Aram I Keshishian, Catholicos of Cilicia of the Armenians, and signing of a Common Declaration (23-26 Jan.)

Visit to Sarajevo (12-13 Apr.)

Visit to the Czech Republic for the millennium of the martyrdom of St Adalbert, Bishop of Prague (25-27 Apr.)

Visit to Lebanon; publication of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation A New Hope for Lebanon (10-11 May.)

Sixth Visit to Poland; conclusion of the International Eucharistic Congress in Wroclaw; canonization of Bl. Hedwig and John of Dukla; 600th anniversary of the theological faculty of the Jagiellonian University (31 May-10 Jun.)

Visit to France for l2th World Youth Day (21-24 Aug.)

Apostolic Letter Laetamur magnopere approving and promulgating the Latin typical edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (8 Sep.)

Visit to Bologna, Italy (27-28 Sep.)

Visit to Brazil for the Second World Meeting with Families (2-6 Oct.)

St Therese of Lisieux is declared a doctor of the Church (19 Oct.)

Special Assembly for America of the Synod of Bishops (16 Nov.-12 Dec.)

Holy Mass in St Peter's Basilica for the opening of the second year of immediate preparation for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 (30 Nov.)


1998

Visit to Annifo, Cesi and Assisi, Italy (3 Jan.)

Visit to Cuba (21-26 Jan.)

Consistory for the creation of 20 Cardinals (21 Feb.)

Publication of the document We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah (12 Mar.)

Visit to Nigeria (21-23 Mar.)

Special Assembly for Asia of the Synod of Bishops (19 Apr.-14 May)

Visit to Vercelli and Turin, Italy; prayer before the Shroud (23-24 May)

Meeting and Holy Mass with ecclesial movements and new communities (30-31 May)

Apostolic Letter Dies Domini (31 May)

Visit to Austria (19-21 Jun.)

Motu Proprio Apostolos suos (21 May)

Motu Proprio Ad tuendam fidem (28 May)

Encyclical Letter Fides et ratio (14 Sep.)

Visit to Chiavari and Brescia, Italy (18-20 Sep.)

Visit to Croatia for the beatification of Alojzije Stepinac (2-4 Oct.)

Canonization of Edith Stein (11 Oct.)


Taken from:
L'Osservatore Romano
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28 October 1998, pages 6-7

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