» 04/15/2012, 00.00
Pope: John Paul II and the Sunday of Divine Mercy
During the Regina Caeli, Benedict XVI refers to the feast established by the Polish pope, and calls on all pilgrims to be "witnesses of Divine Mercy" in the world. He greets the faithful from the Santo Spirito in Sassia Church and the sanctuary in Łagiewniki, where Saint Faustina Kowalska lived. Sunday is celebrated in the sign of Jesus' Resurrection in which He is "speaking to us through the Holy Scriptures, breaking the bread of eternal life for us". The pope calls on the faithful to pray for the seventh anniversary of his pontificate.
For the Pope, John Paul II and Faustina Kowalska are Apostles of Divine Mercy
Three years since the death of the Polish pope, Benedict XVI announces the First World Congress on Divine Mercy, something dear to John Paul II, to focus the mission of the Church and achieve peace in the world, which “is impossible for human forces alone.”
John Paul II, Pope of Divine Mercy, says Benedict XVI
The Pope makes reference to the Sunday John Paul wanted for celebrating the merciful love of Christ. He extends his best wishes for Easter to the Orthodox Churches and prays for Danube flood victims.
John Paul I in “people’s hearts” for his humility, Pope says
Benedict XVI remembers Pope Luciani on the 30th anniversary of his death, underscoring his humility which made him capable of talking to everyone, even those far from the Church. He greets the community of Castel Gandolfo. On Tuesday he returns to the Vatican in Rome, on 19 October travels to Pompei. He mentions the beatification of Saint Faustina Kowalska’s confessor.
May the Church follow in John Paul II’s evangelising mission, says Pope
Three years after the death of John Paul II, Benedict XVI in celebrating Mass talked about his predecessor’s “Do not be afraid,” words which Pope Wojtyła reiterated to the Church and to humanity, and about his trust in Divine Mercy, the only source of hope for man.
31/03/2006 JOHN PAUL II VATICAN
Benedict XVI and the whole world remember the death of John Paul II
Religious services and events will mark the event in the Vatican and the rest of the world. In Asia, an exhibition and film in Seoul will recall his trips to Korea; an inter-faith meeting will be held in New Delhi and in Manila, youth will come together once again.
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