35th anniversary of election of John Paul II
Catholic World News - October 16, 2013
Marking the 35th anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis told his October 16 public audience: “I entrust all present, and your loved ones, to the heavenly intercession of Blessed John Paul II, on the 35th anniversary of his election to the Chair of St. Peter.”
The Pope reported that “an important cultural and religious event” was taking place that day in Katowice, Poland, the native town of the Polish Pontiff. To celebrate the anniversary, a dramatic representation of the life of St. Francis of Assisi was being staged there. The Pope sent his best wishes to the organizers of that event, hoping that their work “may arouse in the hearts of all those present the love for God the Creator, respect for creation and true charity for all those in need of spiritual and material assistance.”
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 seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($8,498 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!