Macedonian Leader Invites Pope to Visit Country

VATICAN CITY, MAY 25, 2003 ( Prime Minister Branko Crvenkovski of Macedonia has invited John Paul II to visit his country.

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Crvenkovski arrived Friday in Rome with a delegation that included Orthodox representatives, to visit St. Cyril’s relics, which are kept in the Roman church of St. Clement, on the occasion of the feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius.

Addressing the delegation in English, the Holy Father said: “The world of the third millennium urgently needs to rediscover [that] only in charity and justice can peace become a reality enveloping all human hearts, overcoming hatred and conquering evil with good.”

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