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ADDRESS OF JOHN PAUL II
TO H.E. MR PERVEZ MUSHARRAF,
PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN* 

Thursday, 30 September 2004

 

Mr. President,

With pleasure I greet you, and those accompanying you, as you come to the Vatican, and I thank you for the kind sentiments you have expressed on behalf of the people of your nation.

In these times of turmoil and violence, I encourage you and your fellow citizens to continue to foster a spirit of dialogue and tolerance in your region. It is only by acknowledging the need for mutual understanding among peoples, through a frank and open exchange of ideas, that the world can obtain authentic justice and peace. Upon you and all the people of Pakistan I cordially invoke the abundant blessings of Almighty God.


*Insegnamenti di Giovanni Paolo II, vol. XXVII, 2 p.327.

L'Osservatore Romano 1.10.2004 p.6.

L'Osservatore Romano. Weekly Edition in English n.40 p.8.

 

Copyright 2004 - Libreria Editrice Vaticana

 

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