List of pastoral visits of Pope Paul VI outside Italy

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The list of pastoral visits of Pope Paul VI outside Italy details the travels of the first pope to leave Italy since 1809, and the first to visit the Western Hemisphere, Africa, and Asia during his reign.[1][2] He visited six continents, and was the most travelled pope in history to that time, earning the nickname "the Pilgrim Pope".[3][4] With his travels he opened new avenues for the papacy, which were continued by his successors Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. He traveled to the Holy Land in 1964 where he met with Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I in Jerusalem which led to rescinding the excommunications of the Great Schism, which took place in 1054.[5] The Pope also traveled to the Eucharistic Congresses in Bombay, India and Bogotá, Colombia. During the first papal visit to the United States in October 1965, Paul VI met with President Lyndon B. Johnson and addressed the United Nations. Fifty years after the first apparition of Our Lady of Fátima, he visited the shrine in Fátima, Portugal in 1967. He undertook a pastoral visit to Africa in 1969. After a 1970 trip to several Asian and Pacific nations, he made no additional international trips.[6] He died August 6, 1978.[7]

1964[edit]

1. January 4 — January 6, 1964 - Jordan and Israel[8] This was the first time a reigning pontiff had flown on an airplane,[9] the first papal pilgrimage to the Holy Land,[10] and the first time a Pope had left Italy in more than a century.[11] Paul VI met Patriarch Athenagoras I of Constantinople on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.[12]

2. December 2 — December 5, 1964 - Lebanon (stopover in Beirut) and India.[13] Attended the 38th International Eucharistic Congress in Bombay.

1965[edit]

3. October 4, 1965 - the United States (New York City)[14] The Pope met with President Lyndon B. Johnson,[15] addressed the United Nations General Assembly,[16] celebrated Mass at Yankee Stadium, and visited the New York World's Fair.[17]

1967[edit]

4. May 13, 1967 - Portugal (pilgrimage to the Marian shrine in Fátima).[18]

5. July 25 — July 26, 1967 - Turkey[19] Second meeting with Patriarch Athenagoras I of Constantinople.[12]

1968[edit]

6. August 21 — August 25, 1968 - Colombia and Bermuda (stopover in Hamilton).[20] Attended the 39th International Eucharistic Congress in Bogotá.

1969[edit]

7. June 10, 1969 - Switzerland (Geneva) Paul VI addressed the International Labour Organization.[21]

8. July 31 — August 2, 1969 - Uganda[22]

1970[edit]

9. November 25 — December 5, 1970 - Iran, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) (stopover in Dacca), Philippines, American Samoa (stopover in Pago Pago), Samoa, Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Ceylon[23] The Pope's last international trip took him to nine countries. He met several heads of state including Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran,[24] President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines,[25] the O le Ao o le Malo of Samoa Malietoa Tanumafili II,[26] Governor-General Paul Hasluck of Australia,[27] and President Suharto of Indonesia.[28] On November 27, 1970 the Pope was the target of an assassination attempt by Benjamín Mendoza y Amor Flores at Manila International Airport in the Philippines.[29]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ World Almanac and Book of Facts. Facts on File, Inc. 1969. p. 249. 
  2. ^ The New York Times Encyclopedic Almanac. 1969. p. 440. 
  3. ^ Elie, Paul (September 2004). "In Search of a Pope". The Atlantic. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2011. "Paul VI was dubbed 'the pilgrim Pope,' and in the early years of his pontificate he made the moniker fit." 
  4. ^ "Papal Visits to Israel: A Retrospective". GoJerusalem.com. May 2009. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2011. "Pope Paul VI, otherwise known as the 'Pilgrim Pope,' was the first Pope to travel to six continents while in office, setting an important precedent for future Popes." 
  5. ^ Cross, F. L., ed. (2005). The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280290-9. . See M. G. D'Agostino, Il Primato della Sede di Roma in Leone IX (1049-1054). Studio dei testi latini nella controversia greco-romana nel periodo pregregoriano, Edizioni San Paolo, Cinisello Balsamo 2008. See A. Bayer, Spaltung der Christenheit. Das sogennante Morgenländische Schisma von 1054, Köln-Weimar-Wien 2002.
  6. ^ "Pope Paul VI - Travels". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pope Paul VI 1963-1978". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 1964". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ "'Cursed' Alitalia, Pope's airline, on the ropes". Reuters. September 14, 2008. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  10. ^ Sudilovsky, Judith (2009). "Papal Visits to the Holy Land". Official Catholic Directory. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Pilgrimage of Pope Paul the Sixth". Life: 18–29. January 17, 1964. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Religion: Death of a Patriarch". Time. July 17, 1972. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Pilgrimage to India Bombay, 2–5 December 1964". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Pope Paul VI Visit to the United Nations, 1964[sic]". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 17, 2013. 
  15. ^ "The President's Daily Diary: October 4, 1965". Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Archived from the original on March 17, 2013. 
  16. ^ Harnisch, Larry (April 14, 2008). "The Daily Mirror Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2011. 
  17. ^ "New York World's Fair 1964/1965". NYWF64.com. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. "His Holiness Pope Paul VI, 15 Cardinals, 1 Patriarch, 3 Apostolic Delegates, 5 Papal Nuncios, and 127 Archbishops and Bishops were among the ecclesiastical visitors to the Pavilion." 
  18. ^ "Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima May 13, 1967". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Apostolic Journey to Istanbul, Ephesus and Smyrna 25–26 July 1967". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Apostolic Journey to Bogotá 21–25 August 1968". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Visit to Geneve on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the International Labour Organization 10 June 1969". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Journey to Uganda 31 July - 2 August 1969". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Pilgrimage to West Asia, Oceania and Australia, 25 November - 5 December 1970". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  24. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (March 12, 1999). "Iran's Leader and Pope Seek Better Muslim-Christian Ties". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2011. "The last papal meeting with an Iranian leader was in 1970, when Pope Paul VI was greeted by the Shah during an airport stopover in Teheran." 
  25. ^ "Address of the Holy Father Paul VI to the President of the Philippines - Manila, Philippines Friday, 27 November 1970". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Address of the Holy Father Paul VI to His Highness Malietoa Tanumafili II - West Samoa Monday, 30 November 1970". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Welcome Ceremony Address of the Holy Father Paul VI - International Airport of Sydney, Australia Monday, 30 November 1970". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Address of the Holy Father Paul VI to the President of the Republic of Indonesia - Djakarta, Indonesia Thursday, 3 December 1970". Vatican.va. Archived from the original on March 19, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Apostle Endangered". Time. December 7, 1970. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 

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