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Saturday, 5 May, 2001, 01:17 GMT 02:17 UK
In pictures: Pope on tour
Pope John Paul ll's visit to Greece has prompted a strong reaction from the country's Orthodox Church.
The Pope is retracing the footsteps of St Paul through Greece, Syria and Malta, on one of his most controversial overseas visits.

Pope John Paul II prays near an icon of the Apostle Paul at the ancient ruins of Areopagos Hill near the Acropolis in Athens
Pope John Paul II prayed on the hillside where St Paul preached to Athenians in the first century

Pope John Paul II is escorted by Archbishop Christodoulos, leader of Greece's Orthodox Church
The Pope apologised for Roman Catholic sins against the Orthodox faith

Pope John Paul ll arrives in Greece
Security was tight after protests by Orthodox hardliners who refer to the Pope as "the grotesque, two-horned monster of Rome"

Pope John Paul ll is met by Greek Roman Catholic children
No representatives from the Orthodox Church greeted his arrival

Pope John Paul II kisses a basket with olive branches and earth from a monastery, after his arrival at Athens airport
On arrival in Athens the Pope kissed a basket of olive branches and earth from a monastery

Protest in Greece
Orthodox monks had led demonstrations before the Pope's arrival

Syria
Preparations are under way for the Pope's next stop: Syria

Preparations in Syria
The Pope will lead a mass at the Abbasyid Stadium in Damascus, Syria

Syria
A Syrian Catholic decorates his shop with a picture of the Pope

Muslims pray in front of the tomb of St. John The Baptist in the Omayyad Mosque in Damascus
Pope John Paul II will be the first pope ever to enter a mosque when he visits Damascus
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04 May 01 | Europe
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