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March 6, 1994 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Vatican announced Saturday that it will open full diplomatic relations with South Africa, clearing the way for an official papal visit to a country that far-traveled John Paul II has so far only glimpsed by mistake. The accord to formalize ties at the ambassadorial level with Pretoria adds to a string of recent initiatives that has extended the Vatican's diplomatic presence in some of the world's most contentious regions: It opened relations with Israel in December and with Jordan last week.
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March 6, 1994 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Vatican announced Saturday that it will open full diplomatic relations with South Africa, clearing the way for an official papal visit to a country that far-traveled John Paul II has so far only glimpsed by mistake. The accord to formalize ties at the ambassadorial level with Pretoria adds to a string of recent initiatives that has extended the Vatican's diplomatic presence in some of the world's most contentious regions: It opened relations with Israel in December and with Jordan last week.
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June 16, 1990 | From Reuters
Nelson Mandela, in an audience Friday with Pope John Paul II, called on the Vatican to take a clear position supporting sanctions against South Africa to pressure Pretoria to dismantle apartheid. The Pope blessed the African National Congress deputy president in a cordial private audience, but a spokesman said the pontiff would not take a specific stand on sanctions.
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June 16, 1990 | From Reuters
Nelson Mandela, in an audience Friday with Pope John Paul II, called on the Vatican to take a clear position supporting sanctions against South Africa to pressure Pretoria to dismantle apartheid. The Pope blessed the African National Congress deputy president in a cordial private audience, but a spokesman said the pontiff would not take a specific stand on sanctions.
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