30th ANNIVERSARY OF H H POPE JOHN PAUL II’S VOYAGE TO GOZO ON SES SAINT FRANGISK

The M/V Sant John Paul II leaving Grand Harbour Valletta on Tuesday 26th May. The Virtu Ferries vessel is seen here dressed overall to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s round trip between Valletta, St Paul’s Islands and Gozo, on another Virtu vessel, SES San Frangisk, in 1990. This historic voyage was the highlight of HH The Pope’s visit to Malta between the 25 and 27th May. Pope John Paul II was canonised on 27th April 2014; the vessel, the largest high-speed RoPax operating in the Mediterranean, is named after him.

 The Pope’s visit to Malta

 

M/V Sant John Paul II leaving Grand Harbour Valletta