A Member Of The Audience Gathered To See Pope John Paul Ii At A Youth Rally Receives The Blessing Of The Holy Father At The Kiel Center, January 26. Bg/Mark Buckner Upi (Photo By Pool/Getty Images)

WRECKER: Looking back at Pope John Paul II's visit to St. Louis

Relive his visit as told by KMOX News in 1999.

Ryan Wrecker
January 28, 2019 - 1:38 am

January 27th, 1999.  Twenty years ago, Pope John Paul II conducted mass to over a hundred thousand people in St. Louis.  It didn't go exactly as expected. 

The weather was nice, but the crowds were missing.  On Overnight America, I spent an hour listening back to how KMOX reported the visit - both before and after the mass.  Take a listen and enjoy a bit of history: