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September 7, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A visiting Pope John Paul II on Monday reached out to the young people of a rural nation embarked on radical social and economic transformation, urging them to make moral, "responsible" use of freedoms won with the collapse of communism. Here in the conservative heartland of Lithuanian Catholicism, the Pope warned against quick fixes--economic or spiritual--to replace bygone Marxist promises.
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September 7, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A visiting Pope John Paul II on Monday reached out to the young people of a rural nation embarked on radical social and economic transformation, urging them to make moral, "responsible" use of freedoms won with the collapse of communism. Here in the conservative heartland of Lithuanian Catholicism, the Pope warned against quick fixes--economic or spiritual--to replace bygone Marxist promises.
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September 6, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a wooded hillside in the Sunday morning rain, the issue was peace and remembrance. There was the papal view, charitable thoughts and polished phrases. And there was the raw pain of parents whose son lay in one of the cold graves Pope John Paul II had come to bless.
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September 6, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a wooded hillside in the Sunday morning rain, the issue was peace and remembrance. There was the papal view, charitable thoughts and polished phrases. And there was the raw pain of parents whose son lay in one of the cold graves Pope John Paul II had come to bless.
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September 4, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today, Pope John Paul II kisses the ground with special fervor. As a priest in his native Poland, Karol Wojtyla watched neighboring Baltic states stagger, pillar to post, from Nazi occupation to Stalinism and the official atheism of Communist rule. Today, in one of his most significant trips, John Paul launches a long-awaited first pilgrimage to the former Soviet Union.
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September 5, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big crowds were familiar: happy, jostling, waving, tossing flowers at the motorcade. But there was a special tang--a sense of history--to a cool autumn afternoon in Lithuania on Saturday, for that was when a papal dream came true. In setting foot for the first time in the former Soviet Union, Pope John Paul II also satisfied a longstanding personal craving to visit Lithuania, which adjoins his native Poland and has shared long chapters of its history, faith and trauma.
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September 5, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big crowds were familiar: happy, jostling, waving, tossing flowers at the motorcade. But there was a special tang--a sense of history--to a cool autumn afternoon in Lithuania on Saturday, for that was when a papal dream came true. In setting foot for the first time in the former Soviet Union, Pope John Paul II also satisfied a longstanding personal craving to visit Lithuania, which adjoins his native Poland and has shared long chapters of its history, faith and trauma.
NEWS
September 4, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today, Pope John Paul II kisses the ground with special fervor. As a priest in his native Poland, Karol Wojtyla watched neighboring Baltic states stagger, pillar to post, from Nazi occupation to Stalinism and the official atheism of Communist rule. Today, in one of his most significant trips, John Paul launches a long-awaited first pilgrimage to the former Soviet Union.
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