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POPE'S SECOND VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES: September 10—19, 1987
Pope John Paul II made his second trip to the United States September 10—19, visiting nine cities and speaking out on a number of social issues. His last U.S. visit had taken place in 1979. (Historic Documents of 1979, p. 725)
President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan greeted the pontiff upon his arrival ...