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The papacy of John Paul II was one of superlatives. Among his achievements:

  • Number of overseas trips: 104
  • Number of trips inside Italy: 146
  • Number of cities visited: 876
  • Number of foreign countries visited: 129
  • Number of speeches given on the road: 3,288
  • Time on the road: 822 days
  • Percentage of the papacy spent traveling: 18.65 percent
  • Miles traveled: 773,520

  • Miles traveled expressed in number of times around the world: 31.19
  • Number of people beatified: 1,345
  • Number of saints made: 483
  • Number of heads of state and prime ministers met in audiences: 803
  • Number of general audiences: 1,160
  • Number of pilgrims met in audiences: 17,642,800
  • Number of cardinals named: 232
  • Number of encyclicals: 14
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