2002
CANADA NEWS

Pope arrives in Toronto

from CBC.ca archives | Tue, 23 Jul 2002

After a nine-hour flight from Rome, Pope John Paul II arrived at Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The Pope is in Toronto for Catholic World Youth Day, an event that has drawn hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to the city.

Close to 500 pilgrims and official delegates cheered as the 82-year-old Pope waved from a mobile platform while he was wheeled inside an airport hangar.

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Pope John Paul II walks down the steps

Pope John Paul II walks down the steps