Pope John Paul II Welcomes IAAF World Championships Athletes/Officials...including Wallace Williams

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Pope John Paul II Welcomes IAAF World Championships Athletes/Officials...including Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams, General Secretary, V.I. Track and Field Federation
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Rome, Italy
St. Croix, Virgin Islands USA
The Virgin Island Space
The Vatican
Virgin Islands Council on the Arts Project
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Caribbean Area ( lcsh )
Pope John Paul II
Saint John Paul
IAAF World Championships
Amadeo Francis
Ronald Russell
Kipchoge Kieno

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The Virgin Island Space
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The Virgin Island Space
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P ope John Paul II welcome s IAAF World Track and Field Family at his summer residence at Cast el Gondolfo Rome, Italy 1987 on the occasion of the IAAF World Championships in Track and Field A group of track and field athletes and officials are receive d at a social gathering by Pope John Paul II (now Saint John Paul) in his summer residence. Presen t among the group are: the Pope; Primo N ebiolo, President of the IAAF; Ama deo Francis IAAF Coun cil Member /North America, Central America and Caribbean Area Representative ; Ronald Russell, President of the Virgin Isl ands Track and Field Federation; Kip choge Keino, President of the Kenya Athletics Association ; Wallace W illiams, General Secretary of the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation among others. The pope and avid sports enthusiasts and athlete in earlier years, addressed the group in several langu ages with inspirational words. On December 19, 2009, John Paul II was proclaimed Venerable by his successor Pope Benedict XVI and was beatified on 1 May 2011 (Divine Mercy Sunday) after the Congreg ation for the Causes of Saints attributed one miracle to his intersession, the healing of a French nun from Parkinson s Disease He was Canonized on A pril 27, 2014.