VATICAN CONFIRMS PAPAL TRIP TO MEXICO, US

      VATICAN (CWNews.com) -- The Vatican today confirmed that Pope John Paul II will travel to Mexico City in January 1999. He will also make a short visit in St. Louis, Missouri.

      The Pope's visit to Mexico from January 22 to 25 will furnish the occasion for the formal promulgation of the apostolic exhortation concluding the special Synod of Bishops for the Americas, which was held at the Vatican late last year.

      The Pope's visit to St. Louis will be his first stop in that city.

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April 27, 1998 volume 9, no. 81         DAILY CATHOLIC