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September 7, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexi II refused to meet with Pope John Paul II, who traveled to Hungary on his first foreign visit since a bout of intestinal illness last month. The Vatican had said that a meeting between John Paul and Alexi could lead to a historic visit to Moscow. But the patriarch, reportedly under pressure from conservatives alarmed by Roman Catholic missionary efforts in Russia, turned down the invitation.
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February 11, 1998 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and Pope John Paul II, aging, ailing superstars in the struggle against communism, clasped hands here Tuesday and chatted into the evening about the next millennium--an era each man expects to greet while fully in charge of his realm.
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December 21, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin wound up a successful image-polishing visit to Italy on Friday, strengthened by promises of investment from Italian businessmen and of moral support from Pope John Paul II. On his way out of town for a meeting today in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, at which he will seek to expand his fledgling Commonwealth of Independent States as successor to the moribund Soviet Union, Yeltsin wrote an epitaph for Soviet President Michael S. Gorbachev.
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September 7, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexi II refused to meet with Pope John Paul II, who traveled to Hungary on his first foreign visit since a bout of intestinal illness last month. The Vatican had said that a meeting between John Paul and Alexi could lead to a historic visit to Moscow. But the patriarch, reportedly under pressure from conservatives alarmed by Roman Catholic missionary efforts in Russia, turned down the invitation.
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February 11, 1998 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin and Pope John Paul II, aging, ailing superstars in the struggle against communism, clasped hands here Tuesday and chatted into the evening about the next millennium--an era each man expects to greet while fully in charge of his realm.
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December 21, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin wound up a successful image-polishing visit to Italy on Friday, strengthened by promises of investment from Italian businessmen and of moral support from Pope John Paul II. On his way out of town for a meeting today in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, at which he will seek to expand his fledgling Commonwealth of Independent States as successor to the moribund Soviet Union, Yeltsin wrote an epitaph for Soviet President Michael S. Gorbachev.
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