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New Exhibit On John Paul II

NEW HAVEN – The Knights of Columbus Museum is housing a new temporary exhibition as part of its on-going series of unique shows. The exhibition features Pope John Paul II’s quest for peace for freedom during the first 25 years of his pontificate.

The multi-media presentation will run through October 1.

Priceless artifacts on loan from the Vatican are included in the presentation. From war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina, a large commemorative peace lamp is part of the story. It was a gift from the pope to the archbishop of Sarajevo during John Paul II’s visit to that city, despite an attempt on his life. Rare photographs and quotes are projected simultaneously from five projectors, supplemented by a historical chronology.

A sculpture of young Karol Wojtyla, who would become John Paul II, with his mother and father will be unveiled as a part of the exhibition. The sculpture eventually will be part of the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C.

The exhibition includes a 118-minute long “Witness to Hope” feature shown in the museum’s main theatre. It profiles the pope’s life and his human-rights efforts.

In addition to the permanent displays, the temporary exhibition includes “Attack on the World Trade Center” and “St Mary’s Among the Mansions of Hillhouse Avenue.” For additional information and schedules call 203-865-0400. Advance reservations for groups are required.

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