.- Part of a famous hiking path known as the “Great Crossing of the Alps” in the Italian province of Biella-Piedemonte, has been dedicated to Pope John Paul II.
The hiking path is formed by a series of trails that cross through the mountains of the region. John Paul II walked the route when he visited the Marian Shrine of Oropa in 1989.
In August, another trail in the province of Introd-Valle de Acosta will also be dedicated to the late pontiff.
The ceremony in Biella-Piedemonte was attended by Bishop Gabriele Mana of Biella, Bishop Antoni Stankiewicz of Nova Petra and dean of the Roman Rota, as well as government officials.