Vol. 1, No. 36, 22 May1997
POLISH INTERIOR MINISTRY PREPARES FOR POPE'S VISIT. Polish Interior Minister
Leszek Miller told journalists in Warsaw on 21 May that authorities will
prevent any group from disrupting Pope John Paul II's visit to Poland from 31
May to 10 June. Gay rights groups and Polish anarchists are planning protests
in Wroclaw, the first stop on the Pope's tour. PAP reported that 33,000
policemen will be on duty during his visit. More than 4 million Poles are
expected to see the Pope, and the Polish parliament is expected to ratify a
treaty with the Vatican during his visit. The Pope is scheduled to meet with
the presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, the Czech Republic, and
Slovakia while he is in Poland.
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