St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Pope John Paul II in St. Louis
God bless Saint Louis!
God bless America!"
Pastoral visit of his Holiness Pope John Paul II
January 26-27, 1999
Location. 38° 38.543′ N, 90° 15.388′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Lindell Boulevard 0.1 miles east of North Taylor Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is at the bottom of the statue of Pope John Paul II. The statue is located on the left of the Catholic Charities building, which is next to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4445 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World's Largest Chess Piece (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gaslight Square (approx. half a mile away); Frank P. Blair, Jr. (approx. half a mile away); River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works General Franz Sigel (approx. 1.1 miles away); The James S. McDonnell Planetarium of the Saint Louis Science Center (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Muny (approx. 1.3 miles away); Leon R. Strauss (1928-1999) (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Regarding Pope John Paul II in St. Louis. On April 4, 1997, Pope John Paul II honored the Cathedral of Saint Louis by making it a Basilica, a place of worship of special distinction. Pope John Paul II would visit St. Louis on January 26 & 27 of 1999, making it his seventh, as well as final, visit to the United States. On January 27, 1999, a Mass was celebrated at the Edward Jones Dome (now The Dome at America's Center) in St. Louis. With over 104,000 in attendance, it was believed to be the largest indoor gathering in the United States.
Bishop Charles Roman Koester, as noted on the back, served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis from 1971 to 1991. He died on December 24, 1997.
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