The Gendarme Peak on Grand Sasso Named John Paul II's Peak

The Catholic News and other publications report a The Gendarme peak on the Grand Sasso in Italy’s Appennines has been renamed John Paul’s Peak.

The peak as was to have been dedicated on May 18 — John Paul’s Birthday.

The Gran Sasso range is the highest set of peaks in the Appennines in the Abruzzo region.

Monsignor Casolini, a member of the Abruzzo region committee which launched the initiative, said back in March: “We decided on the Gran Sasso because the Pope visited it many times in order to get some rest as well as to pray.”

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