|Europe||SAMARANCH'S PRAYER FOR THE MILLENNIUM|
President of the International Olympic Committee Juan Antonio Samaranch, prayed at the weekend during an IOC members visit to the north-western Spanish pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostella.
He sought the intercession of St James the Apostle to ensure that mankind will enter the new century well, and that the values that inspired the saint turn the new millennium into "a golden age of peace and solidarity."
He said that the hearts of IOC's members were profoundly moved when representing the International Olympics at the Apostle's tomb, as were the hearts of the millions of pilgrims who have knelt there through the ages.
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