Thursday, June 21, 2007

Exciting News

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2007 / 09:57 am (CNA).- The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff today announced that at 5.30 p.m. on June 28, eve of the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Benedict XVI will preside at the celebration of first Vespers in the basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls.

During the ceremony, the Pope will proclaim a year especially dedicated to St. Paul, to mark the 2000th anniversary of the birth of the "Apostle of the Gentiles."

According to the Vatican Radio Calendar, the year will run from June 29, 2008, to June 29, 2009. No other details were available about possible events during the year at the time of publication.

2 comments:

Tim Ferguson said...

Please note that the Apostle Paul is the secondary patron of the diocese of Saginaw, after Our Lady of the Assumption (primary patron).

Hence, I suspect that seminarians from Saginaw are due some sort of special indulgence during the year...

Brad said...

The best part of this was that I was there and didn´t know about this until a few days later...my Italian isn´t so much up to par. I was wondering what everyone was clapping about....