1979 POPE JOHN PAUL II VISITS THE BAHAMAS

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1979 * POPE JOHN PAUL II CONCLUDES THE FIRST PAPAL VISIT OF HIS PAPACY AT THE BAHAMAS
On 1 February 1979 Pope John Paul II visited The Bahamas. The cover pictured here bears a stamp cancelled NASSAU 1 FEB 79 flanked by an oval handstamp created for the visit of His Holiness. The historic visit culminated with the Pope’s address to a huge congregation that had gathered at the St. Francis Xaviers Cathedral filling it to capacity. In concluding his remarks the Pope said that his short visit made him sense the hope all the Bahamians have for a future that is vast like the ocean that surrounds the islands. He said it was a privilege to share such hope with them; the Holy Father asked God to lead The Bahamas to the full achievement of their destiny.
1 FEBBRAIO 1979: PAPA GIOVANNI PAOLO II CONCLUDE IL PRIMO VIAGGIO PASTORALE DEL SUO PONTIFICATO ALLE BAHAMAS
Il Primo Febbraio 1979 Papa Giovanni Paolo II visito’ le Bahamas. La busta riprodotta qui reca un francobollo annullato con la data della visita oltre ad uno speciale cachet ovale. La storica visita culmino’ con un messaggio del Pontefice di fronte ai fedeli radunatisi in massa straboccante alla Cattedral di San Francesco Saverio. Nel concludere il suo messaggio il Papa disse che benche’ breve la sua visita gli aveva consentito di avvertire un senso di speranza degli isolani per un futuro vasto come l’oceano che li circondava. Il Pontefice si senti’ privilegiato nel condividere tale speranza con loro e chiese a Dio di guidare le Bahamas verso il completo successo del loro destino.

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