Late Pope John Paul II-Unfulfilled Wish to Take a Dip in Holi Ganga

Late Pope John Paul II, who will be beatified on May 1 ahead of confer-ment of sainthood by the Vatican, had an unfulfilled wish to take a dip in Ganga river, considered holy by Hindus.

John Paul conveyed his wish to take a dip in the Ganga to a senior Catholic Bishop from Kerala who met him at the Vatican in 1986 before the Pontiff’s visit to

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