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06/10/1979 The first pontiff visits the White House

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Jimmy Carter welcomes Pope John Paul II to White House Oct 6 1979 archival footage

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Pope John Paul II with Carter, Reagan, Bush Snr & Clinton

John Paull II arrived in Boston on 1st October. He visited New York City, Philadelphia, Des Moines and Chicago. He concluded his pilgrimage to U.S. in Washington D.C. and became the first Pope to visit the White House. John Paull II met Jimmy Carter privately in Oval Office.