Saturday, December 31, 2005

B XVI may visit Auschwitz in May

From USA Today :

Poland's Roman Catholic Church has invited Pope Benedict XVI to visit the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz during his expected visit to Poland in May, a church spokesman said Thursday.
Stanislaw Dziwisz, the Archbishop of Krakow who was the late Pope John Paul II's longtime aide, invited Benedict to visit Auschwitz and two cities associated with John Paul's life, his spokesman said.

"The archbishop of Krakow said he has invited the pope to visit Krakow, Wadowice and Auschwitz and a separate invitation has come from the sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska," spokesman Rev. Robert Necek told The Associated Press.

Necek reiterated that the German-born pope is expected to visit Poland in the second half of May, but hasn't given an exact date.

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