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Finding Aid

2014-0424-F: Correspondence between Pope John Paul II and President George W. Bush

Scope and Content

The materials in FOIA 2014-0424-F are a selective, not necessarily all inclusive, body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult the archivist about related materials.

FOIA 2014-0424-F contains materials related to correspondence between Pope John Paul II and President George W. Bush.

This FOIA primarily contains correspondence and drafts thereof, including thank you letters to Queen Elizabeth, Pope John Paul II, President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and President Jacques Chirac from President George W. Bush during a July 2001 trip. Also included is a thank you letter from President George W. Bush to Pope John Paul II after a trip in 2004 where Pope John Paul II was presented the Medal of Freedom. There is also a happy birthday letter to Pope John Paul II.

It should be noted that many of the documents listed here have been closed to National Security classification and/or exemptions of the Freedom of Information Act.


13 folders, approximately 252 pages


Official records of George W. Bush's presidency are housed at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act.

Folders and Documents

Records Management, White House Office of

Subject Files - CO073 (Holy See / Vatican City) Subject Files - MC (Meetings - Conferences) Subject Files - TR046-01 (London, England, 07/18/2001 - 07/19/2001) Subject Files - TR247-01 (Rome, Italy, 06/04/2004 - 06/05/2004)

Staff Member Office Files

National Security Council - Records and Access Management - PRS Original Files