Pope’s Visit to Gniezno in Poland

Gniezno Pope's visit to Poland

A photograph of the crowd gathered for Pope John Paul’s visit to Gniezno in June 1979

Pope John Paul (Jan Pawel) visited Gniezno in Poland on at least two occasions, the first at the beginning of June 1979 and then again 1997. Here are two interesting items from our collection of all things Polish commemorating his visit.

Gniezno Pope

A commemorative cover and postage stamp issued on the day of the Pope’s visit to Gnieszno in June 1997.

More about the first Polish Pope John Paul, who was Pope from 1978 through to 2005.

Related: Pictures of Gniezno between 1960 and 1985.

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