Eyewitness News
Local News
Pinpoint Weather
Eyewitness Sports
Call For Action
What's On WPRI
What's On Fox
Eyewitness Email
Station Info

 June 6, 2003
Father's Day
House & Home
Yellow Pages
Globe-trotting pope making his 100th foreign tour despite age, infirmities
Tuesday,June3,2003,3:03 PM
Email to a Friend
Printer Friendly Version

Vatican City-AP -- Despite his age and infirmities, Pope John Paul continues his globe-trotting ways, beginning his 100th foreign tour on Thursday, visiting Croatia for five days.

Vatican Radio says after the Croatia trip, the pope will have been on the road for 575 days -- nearly a year-and-a-half of his pontificate.

The pope hit the road almost from the start of his papacy. Upon his election in October 1978, he accepted an invitation to the Dominican Republic and Mexico for a trip his predecessor had turned down. That trip in January 1979 was the start of travel to 129 countries.

And ahead of the pope this year is a day trip to Bosnia later this month and an August pilgrimage to Mongolia.

John Paul is 83 and suffers from Parkinson's disease and hip and knee ailments.

Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local News Headlines more» 
Buddy Cianci kicked out of the University Club
Cianci Refuses To Answer Questions In Young Lawsuit
Report: Rhode Island�s stagnant economy better than many
Foster gets its first crosswalk�accidentally
Owner of a tractor-trailer involved in fatal accident cited
Former state sheriff faces extortion and blackmail charges
Mayor David Cicilline attends the U-S Conference of Mayors
Nursing care workers calling on the General Assembly for more money
Fasters to gather at Statehouse for Hunger Awareness day
University of Rhode Island plans for larger freshman class
National News more» 
Dallas schools are out from under desegregation suit
Prescription drug benefit for Medicare picks up steam
Chile to sign U-S trade pact
Aspen Crash
Habitat's Jimmy Carter Work Project celebrates its 20th year
Pope John Paul in Croatian town for 100th foreign pilgrimage
Weak jobs data expected
Democrats push House to follow senate's lead on child tax credit
Rumsfeld compares search for Iraq's weapons to hunt for Saddam
National Weather Service getting massive new computer

Pinpoint Doppler Radar

What's new on EyewitnessNewstv.com
Find out what's new and useful on our new website!
Cold Checkup
Is it a cold or something worse?
Focus on Health
- News
- Encyclopedia
- Quizzes & Tools 

Choosing the Right Cat
It's national adopt a cat month!
Summer Lovin'
Find your love match right here!
Cook Up Something Hot!
Father's Day menus he'll love.
Send questions and comments about this website to the .
All content © Copyright 2003, WorldNow, WPRI, WNAC and Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.