This square pin is a collector pin from the Pastoral visit of Pope John Paul ll to the Archdiocese of St. Louis in January, 1999. A Papal Visit is an extraordinary event for any city and the visit in 1999 was no exception. Pope John Paul II was an extraordinarily popular Pope and his visit drew crowds of people from all over the country to St Louis for his processions and masses. Pope John Paul ll was canonized as a saint in 2014.
Pope John Paul II Pastoral Visit St. Louis Missouri 1999 Collector Pin