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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: VATICAN – The missionary anxiety of Saint John Paul II, “Pastor close to the people”

Vatican City – While World Mission Day was celebrated around the world, on Sunday 22 October 1978, the new Pope, John Paul II, began his ministry as universal Pastor in St. Peter’s Square with a vigorous exhortation which was the emblem of his pontificate: “Open, indeed open the doors to Christ!”. The Archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla , was elected Peter’s successor on October 16.

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