Prayers are being offered around the world for Pope John Paul II, whose health is failing after a lifetime of service to the Catholic Church.

According to the Vatican, no other pope has held more general audiences. He has met with more than 16 million pilgrims in special Wednesday gatherings since his election to the papacy in October 1978.

Have you or anyone in your family had an audience with the pope? If so, we’d like to publish a photograph and information about that visit.

Photos should be mailed to Judy Meyer, Sun Journal, 104 Park St., Lewiston, ME 04243, or by e-mail to [email protected] If you’d like the photo returned, please include an address for mailing.

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