Pope John Paul Appeals for Peace During Kazakhstan Visit

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Sep 24, 01 (CWNews.com) - After he celebrated Mass in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan on Sunday, Pope John Paul II made a last-minute change to his prepared text, adding an impassioned appeal for world peace. Speaking with obvious emotion, in a clear reference to the terror attack against the United States and the prospect of American military responses, the Holy Father said: "With all my heart, I implore God to preserve peace in the world."

[Complete reporting on the Pope's three-day visit to Kazakhstan over the weekend can be found in today's Feature story on the web site.]

CWN Briefs 24. september 2001
24. september 2001

av Webmaster publisert 26.09.2001, sist endret 26.09.2001 - 14:56