Science and Arts Academy President on the Slovene Culture and Science
Maribor, 19 May - POPE/SLOVENIA/MARIBOR/CATHEDRAL/BERNIK
The Slovene nation has survived through centuries mainly, if not exclusively, because of its steadfast fidelity to its language. At the crossing point of three cultures - Slavic, German and Romance - and surrounded by mightier neighbors the Slovenes have formed their own culture, expressed themselves in different arts and developed a variety of knowledges, President of the Slovene Academy of Science and Arts (SAZU) France Bernik said in an address at the Maribor Cathedral, where Pope John Paul II met with representatives of Slovene science and culture Sunday afternoon.
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