|Poland||KRAKOW PRAYS FOR POPE|
Cardinal Angelo Sodano substituted for the Pope at yesterday's Mass before a congregation of 1.5 million faithful in poor weather conditions in Krakow's Blonia Plaza.
After several hard days of travel and public appearances, John Paul II contacted a mild flu. His doctors ordered him to cancel the day's public appearances.
There was great disappointment over the Pope's absence, and much concern for his health, as well as warm expressions of affection for John Paul II.
Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, Archbishop of Krakow, read the Pope's homily, a great hymn of praise to God, with reflections from the Te Deum, in thanksgiving for Krakow's one thousand years of Christianity, whose beginnings are linked to the apostolic activity of Saint Adalbert, who died a martyr on the Baltic shores.
Zenit 11:32am 16/6/99