Pope recalls beatification of John Paul II, one year later
CWN - May 02, 2012
At his regular public audience on May 2, Pope Benedict XVI recalled the beatification of his predecessor, Blessed John Paul II, one year earlier.
Acknowledging a group of Polish pilgrims in the crowd that had gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly audience, the Pope invoked the intercession of John Paul II upon their homeland, and prayed: “May the witness of his life, his teaching and his love for the homeland remain your particular heritage.”
Pope Benedict presided at the beatification of his predecessor on May 1, 2011, with an estimated 1.5 million people in attendance.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($25,619 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!