|THE PRESIDENT. Members of Congress, members of the Supreme Court, members of the Cabinet, ladies and gentlemen:
Niech bedzie Bog pochwalony!—which, for those of you who do not speak Polish, means "May God be praised!"
This is a day for praising God. On behalf of every American of every faith, I'm pleased and honored to welcome you, Pope John Paul, to the Capital City of the United States of America. Welcome.
In our souls, there is a special feeling which we may call solemn joy. This historic day brings forth such a feeling as we mark another milestone in the long, intertwined history of our country and its faith in God.
But the moment is also historic because the currents that flow below this brief ceremony reach into the very depths of individual lives and even to the breadth of the relationship among sovereign nations. Your journey among us has helped us to see those currents as part of one great river of effort to alleviate human needs and to realize the hunger for ...read full document