The Year of St. Paul

Overview

Pope Benedict XVI declared a year dedicated to St. Paul, beginning on June 28, 2008, the eve of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, and continuing through June 29, 2009. The Holy Father said that the year, marking the 2000th anniversary of the saint's birth, should be used to heighten appreciation for the Apostle to the Gentiles and to his project of promoting the Christian faith and the unity of believers

On May 10, 2008, the Apostolic Pentitentiary released the decree of the plenary indulgence that the Pope has declared. The document was signed by Cardinal James Stafford and Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, the penitentiary major and regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, respectively.

Proclaimation of the Year of St. Paul

Decree Granting Indulgences for the Year of St. Paul

 

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