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Preparations for the Pope's Visit in Full Swing

Maribor, 9 March - POPE/VISIT/BEATIFICATION
The beatification of bishop Anton Slomsek will be a significant event in the history of the Slovene nation. It will be a recognition not only of Slomsek's work, life and saintliness, but also of Slovene history as it will testify the past of the Slovene nation is indelibly imbued with Christianity, Christian culture and the gospel; it will be, moreover, a proof of Slovene Church's close integration with the universal Church. It will, in short, acknowledge that the Slovene nation is in every aspect equal to other nations in the world, Franc Kramberger, the Bishop of Maribor, said on Tuesday while preparations for the visit by Pope John Paul II in Maribor were presented.

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