Pope John Paul II pushes open the Holy Door of St. John in Lateran during a solemn ceremony in downtown Rome Saturday, December 25 1999. The Pontiff opened the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica on Christmas eve and will open the Holy Doors of St.Mary Major on January 1st and St. Paul on January 18. For believers the doors are a symbol of the path to salvation. (AP Photo/ POOL/ Alessandro Bianchi) Code: 433 COPYRIGHT SCANPIX SWEDEN