Friday, May 26, 2006

Pope hails mentor at Warsaw Mass

Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated open Mass in the centre of Warsaw, with more than 200,000 people in attendance.

The pontiff arrived in Pilsudski Square in driving rain, to the cheers of sodden but resolute crowds waving the flags of Poland and the Vatican.

In his sermon the German-born Pope paid tribute to his Polish mentor, John Paul II and the fruits of his papacy.

On Sunday he will visit the Auschwitz death camp to pray for reconciliation between nations and faiths.


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