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June 2, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
On a pilgrimage far from the madding crowds, Pope John Paul II ventured into a Nordic Europe of few Roman Catholics and empty churches here Thursday with an appeal for unity between historic Christian rivals. "I have been received no longer as an outsider or a rival, but as a brother in Christ, and for this, I rejoice greatly," the 69-year-old pontiff told Lutheran bishops at the start of a 10-day Scandinavian visit that will also take him to Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Sweden.
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June 2, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
On a pilgrimage far from the madding crowds, Pope John Paul II ventured into a Nordic Europe of few Roman Catholics and empty churches here Thursday with an appeal for unity between historic Christian rivals. "I have been received no longer as an outsider or a rival, but as a brother in Christ, and for this, I rejoice greatly," the 69-year-old pontiff told Lutheran bishops at the start of a 10-day Scandinavian visit that will also take him to Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Sweden.
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November 15, 2001 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Just about every American child learns in school that Christopher Columbus "discovered" America--or, more accurately, a small island in the Caribbean--in 1492. What isn't always taught is that the Norse arrived in North America centuries before Columbus set sail for the New World. In the year 1000, Leif Ericson led a small group of Scandinavian adventurers from Greenland to the northern tip of Newfoundland, Canada. The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
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