Pope John Paul II - Visit to Cracow

August 2002

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Pope John Paul II gives a kiss to one-year-old Giovanni Costi
of Italy during his weekly audience at Castelgandolfo, his summer residence
on the outskirts of Rome, August 21, 2002. The Pope, upon seeing Giovanni
on his father's shoulders, asked his aides carry him over the crowd where
he went on to embrace and kiss the youngster. During his audience the Pope
fondly recalled a four-day visit to his beloved Poland, a nostalgic journey
which may be his last trip to his homeland.