The pope’s travels

Pope John Paul II was the most traveled pope, having visited nearly every country in the world that would receive him.

Countries and U.S. cities that John Paul II visited since being elected pope on Oct. 16, 1978:

1979
* Mexico
• Bahamas
• Poland
• Ireland
• Boston
• New York
• Philadelphia
• Des Moines
• Chicago
• Washington, D.C.
• United Nations
• Turkey

1980
• Zaire
• Congo
• Kenya
• Ghana
• Upper Volta
• Ivory Coast
• France
• Brazil
• W. Germany

1981
• Pakistan
• Philippines
• Guam, U.S.A.
• Japan

1982
• Nigeria
• Benin
• Gabon
• Equatorial Guinea
• Portugal
• Great Britain
• Argentina
• Switzerland
• San Marino
• Spain

1983
• Portugal
• Costa Rica
• Nicaragua
• Panama
• El Salvador
• Guatemala
• Honduras
• Belize
• Haiti
• Poland
• France
• Austria

1984
• South Korea
• Papua New Guinea
• Solomon
Islands
• Thailand
• Switzerland
• Canada
• Spain
• Dominican
Republic
• Puerto Rico, U.S.A.

1985
• Venezuela
• Ecuador
• Peru
• Trinidad and
Tobago
• Netherlands
• Luxembourg
• Belgium
• Ivory Coast
• Cameroon
• Central
African
Republic
• Zaire
• Kenya
• Morocco
• Switzerland
• Lichtenstein

1986
• India
• Colombia
• St. Lucia
• France
• Bangladesh
• Singapore
• Fiji
• New Zealand
• Australia
• Seychelles

1987
• Uruguay
• Chile
• Argentina
• W. Germany
• Poland
• Miami
• Columbia,
S.C.
• New Orleans
• San Antonio
• Phoenix
• Los Angeles
• Monterey,
Calif.
• San Francisco
• Detroit
• Canada

1988
• Uruguay
• Bolivia
• Paraguay
• Peru
• Austria
• Zimbabwe
• Botswana
• Lesotho
• Mozambique
• Swaziland
• France

1989
• Madagascar
• La Reunion
• Zambia
• Malawi
• Norway
• Iceland
• Finland
• Denmark
• Sweden
• Spain
• South Korea
• Indonesia
• Mauritius

1990
• Cape Verde
• Guinea-Bissau
• Mali
• Burkina Faso
• Chad
• Czechoslovakia
• Mexico
• Curacao
• Malta
• Tanzania
• Burundi
• Rwanda
• Ivory Coast

1991
• Portugal
• Poland
• Brazil

1992
• Senegal
• Gambia
• Guinea
• Angola
• Sao Tome and
Principe
• Dominican
Republic

1993
• Benin
• Uganda
• Sudan
• Albania
• Spain
• Jamaica
• Mexico
• Denver
• Lithuania
• Latvia
• Estonia

1994
• Croatia

1995
• Philippines
• Papua New Guinea
• Australia
• Sri Lanka
• Czech
Republic
• Belgium
• Slovakia
• Cameroon
• South Africa
• Kenya
• New York
• Newark, N.J.
• Baltimore

1996
• Guatemala
• Nicaragua
• El Salvador
• Venezuela
• Tunisia
• Slovenia
• Germany
• Hungary
• France

1997
• Bosnia-
Herzegovina
• Czech Republic
• Lebanon
• Poland
• France
• Brazil

1998
• Cuba
• Nigeria
• Austria
• Croatia

1999
• Mexico
• St. Louis
• Romania
• Poland

2000
• Mount Sinai
• The Holy Land
• Fatima

2001
• Greece
• Syria
• Malta