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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:15 AM
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Pope's blessing for Olympics

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Saturday May 15, 2004 3:43 PM


Pope John Paul II has urged that the upcoming Olympics in Greece be a show of fraternity and peace, and has offered his blessings to the organisers.

The pontiff made the comments during a meeting with Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyianni during her European and US tour ahead of the August 13-29 Games.

"I express the wish that the next celebration of the Olympic Games in your city be a show of brotherhood for all the participants and a message of peace and union for all those who will be spectators across the world," John Paul said.

"In this spirit, I invoke divine blessings for you and all the organisers of this celebration."

More hokus pokus from JP2 spin machine....
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