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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                          (St. Louis, Missouri)
For Immediate Release                                   January 26, 1999
                        REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
                        IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH 
                      HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN PAUL II
                         Air National Guard Base
                           St. Louis, Missouri

2:28 P.M. CST

Q Mr. President, are there any thoughts you'd care to share with us, now, as you sit down with the Holy Father?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we have a lot of things to discuss, so I'm looking forward to it. We're going to talk about many places in the world, and I'm anxious to hear his thoughts on his recent trip to Mexico. And then I expect we'll go through a lot of other hot spots in the world.

Q How has his advice affected your decisions so far in your presidency?

THE PRESIDENT: He reminds us to think of the people -- not just the governments of other countries, but the people of other countries. And that's an important thing for an American President to keep in mind.

Q Thank you, pool. To your left, please. We have another wave.

THE PRESIDENT: I think the Church should buy the company producing the film, and you could fund all the Catholic charities all over the world with it. We could sell all the film the photographers use. (Laughter.)

END 2:34 P.M. CST