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t[ ii i ................ '-: JtL: ........................................................................................... = - ........ ........... 6 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana August 2, 1996 II's summer vacation includes traffic jam have done for us," and adding held on the front porch of his John Paul's vacations. Journalists had one last look By LYNNE WEIL Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) -- Heavy traf- fic has often blemished summer outings, but you wouldn't expect that it could affect the pope's va- cation. However, early on in his two- week holiday in the mountains of northern Italy in mid-July, the pontiff had an experience with which many a traveler can identify: His car was forced to wait in traffic for 10 minutes to get by road construction.. According to a report relayed worldwide by Vatican Radio, his car was held up by an auto- mated signal that regulated the flow of traffic past construction On a narrow road not far from the pope's vacation home at Lorenzago di Cadore. When his procession finally could pass, surprised workers rec- ognized the pontiffand waved. It was one of several colorful, minor incidents during the papal vacation that caught the imagination of the Italian pop- ular press, normally kept at a distance from Pope John Paul during his trip to the Dolomite Alps. The annual visit, a few days longer than in the past, was punctuated by two formal ap- pearances and a handful of ap- parently unplanned encounters . with passers-by. Apart from his weekly audi- ences at the Vatican, the pope is to spend the rest of the summer at his villa at Castel Gandolfo outside of Rome. Well-established tradition and widespread publicity en- sured that just about everyone in the region was aware of the pope's vacation. Nevertheless, there were some spontaneous encounters. During a walk through the woods at 6,000 feet, Pope John Paul met a man and his son from the former East Germany. The pope's most recent journey abroad was to the now-reunified Germany, including a speech at the central symbol of Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate. Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls, who was accom- panying the pope, related the details of the brief meeting to the press. The hiker addressed the pontiff directly in German, saying "Thank you for what you JOHN MANGIN Owner The Decorating Corner 21 East South Washington, IN 47501 Busim: 254-7794 Home: 254-3087 RESTAURANT SPECIALIZING IN 0EUCIOUS GERMAN Fog0 PRIME RIB CHARBROILED STEAQK COUNTRY FRIED CHICKEN SEAFOODS * SALAD BAR BANOUET R )OM FOR PRIVATE PARTIES FOR ALL YOUR CA/FJNG NffJ)S, CALL . [ 482-2640 !-- Hwy. 162S. tJ 393 3rd. Ave., Jasper, IN that those who have lived under Soviet oppression are in a good position to understand the Pol- ish-born pope's achievements. Pope John Paul continued to make public appearances dur- ing his vacation, even though the Vatican had announced at the start of the trip that it was meant to be a period of"total re- umankind should a more respectful relationship with nature.' pose" for the 76-year-old pontiff. He went to a nearby town for the dedication of a hospital named after him, and spoke on current events occurring else- where in the world, including the opening of the Olympic Games in Atlanta and the ex, p]osion ofa TWAjet offthe New York coast Early on in the trip the pope, a lifelong outdoorsman, took the occasion of a Sunday blessing have mountain retreat to speak in praise of natural wonders and to condemn their abuse. Humankind should have "a more respectful relationship with nature," he said, adding that environmental destruction is a sin against creation. Creation and recreation were evidently the top items on the pope's private agenda. He reportedly spent long hours reading lit- erature and books on anthropology, and went for several so- journs on foot in the woods, sometimes staying out until late in the evening. But Vatican spokesmen made no mention of the rigorous hikes at high elevations that used to be a regular feature of Pope UNITED SOUTHWEST BANK OLD NA'nON.kL FdLNCOI WASHINGTON-SHOALS-LOOGOOTEE i Instead they released the oc- casional account of a "passeg- giata," which can be translated as a stroll or promenade. On one of those outings, the pope followed a wooded path which had recently been named for him. VOLIIk FAMILV PHARMACy Stratman's Pharmacy City-Wide Delivery 413 Locust Street John and Judy Stratman 425-5293 i Oak Hill Pharmacy Prescription Specialists Hwy. 62 and N. Weinbach Ave. LARRY SCHULTHEIS, Prop. 425-4422 i at the pontiff before he left for Castel Gandolfo. 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