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July 12, 1997 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their nation's bid to join the West's military alliance was thwarted by the United States this week, but on Friday the citizens of this long-suffering capital turned out for a massive, pro-American party that brought normal business to a halt. President Clinton, who insisted on excluding Romania from a select group of nearby countries invited to join NATO, offered an encouraging message to residents of Bucharest, a city of more than 2 million where horse-drawn carts remain part of the landscape.
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May 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Pope John Paul II paid tribute to Romania's Eastern Rite Catholics, victims of harsh treatment under communism, and said their tragic past could promote better ties with the Orthodox Church. The historic visit to Romania is the first by a pope to a mainly Orthodox country. He told a crowd in the ornate St.
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August 1, 1998 | Religion News Service
Romania could become the first predominantly Orthodox country to receive a visit from Pope John Paul II, according to Orthodox officials in Bucharest. A statement released July 24 by the Romanian Orthodox Church's synod said it "proved receptive" to a possible papal visit. It said "unofficial consultations" between representatives of the Romanian church and the Vatican about a visit will begin this fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1998 | Religion News Service
Romania could become the first predominantly Orthodox country to receive a visit from Pope John Paul II, according to Orthodox officials in Bucharest. A statement released July 24 by the Romanian Orthodox Church's synod said it "proved receptive" to a possible papal visit. It said "unofficial consultations" between representatives of the Romanian church and the Vatican about a visit will begin this fall.
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May 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Pope John Paul II paid tribute to Romania's Eastern Rite Catholics, victims of harsh treatment under communism, and said their tragic past could promote better ties with the Orthodox Church. The historic visit to Romania is the first by a pope to a mainly Orthodox country. He told a crowd in the ornate St.
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April 27, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
King Michael returned to his native Romania after 45 years in exile to celebrate Orthodox Easter amid the cheers of 100,000 adoring subjects. But his triumphal homecoming stirred new uncertainties about the future of this troubled Balkan country. Throngs of well-wishers showered his motorcade with flowers and shed tears of joy at the sight of the 70-year-old monarch, belying the official line that Michael von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was just a private citizen in Romania on a holiday visit.
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July 12, 1997 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their nation's bid to join the West's military alliance was thwarted by the United States this week, but on Friday the citizens of this long-suffering capital turned out for a massive, pro-American party that brought normal business to a halt. President Clinton, who insisted on excluding Romania from a select group of nearby countries invited to join NATO, offered an encouraging message to residents of Bucharest, a city of more than 2 million where horse-drawn carts remain part of the landscape.
NEWS
April 27, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
King Michael returned to his native Romania after 45 years in exile to celebrate Orthodox Easter amid the cheers of 100,000 adoring subjects. But his triumphal homecoming stirred new uncertainties about the future of this troubled Balkan country. Throngs of well-wishers showered his motorcade with flowers and shed tears of joy at the sight of the 70-year-old monarch, belying the official line that Michael von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was just a private citizen in Romania on a holiday visit.
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