Did You Know that St. John Paul II visited 129 countries during his time as pope!

Pope John Paul II traveled to more than 129 different countries, logging more than 750,000 frequent flyer miles, which is about three times the distance to the moon.


Countries visited

In addition, John Paul II made 146 pastoral visits to Italy.


List of pastoral visits of Pope John Paul II

Voyage Dates Nations visited Places visited Information
1 25– 26 January 1979  Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Santiago de los Caballeros  
26 January–1 February 1979  Mexico México, Oaxaca de Juárez, Guadalajara, Monterrey Attended the Third General Conference of the Latin American Bishops held in Puebla
1 February 1979  The Bahamas Nassau Technical Stopover
2 2–10 June 1979  Poland Warsaw, Gniezno, Częstochowa, Kraków, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Wadowice, Brzezinka, Nowy Targ Commemoration of the 900th Anniversary of the death of St. Stanislaus and the completion of the Diocesan Synod in Kraków
3 29 September–1 October 1979  Ireland Dublin, Drogheda, Galway, Knock, Limerick, Maynooth Centenary of the Knock apparitions.
1–8 October 1979  United States Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Des Moines, Chicago, Washington, D.C. Address to the United Nations General Assembly (October 2).
4 28–30 November 1979  Turkey Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara

Met with Patriarch Demetrios I of Constantinople and Patriarch Shenork I Kaloustian of Constantinople

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