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Papal example has people kissing London airfield

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Shutt / June 2, 1982


Pope John Paul II's gesture of kissing the soil of countries he visits has started a craze among passengers arriving at London's Gatwick Airport, officials said.

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''One passenger does it and the whole planeload follows suit. I suppose we will have to look at double cleaning the tarmac if this craze goes on much longer,'' an airport spokesman said.