Pope John Paul II Wishes Slovenia to Remain Bridge Between Slavic, German, Latin and Hungarian Worlds

Pope John Paul II, arriving for a three-day visit in Slovenia Friday afternoon, expressed hope for the just and lasting peace to spread to the European south-east and for every nation to be able to live free and respected in its own land. In a speech he delivered upon arrival to the Ljubljana Airport Brnik in the Slovene language, the Holy Father wished Slovenia to remain faithful to its vocation of being a crossing-place of people and the bridge between the Slavic, German, Latin and Hungarian worlds.

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