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« Reply #7120 on: February 02, 2019, 07:35:25 PM »

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135,000 tickets for Pope Francis’ Mass in UAE
01 February 2019, 13:43

A poster of Pope Francis at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubai ahead of his Feb. 3-5 apostolic visit to the UAE.  (AFP or licensors)
The Feb. 3-5 visit of Pope Francis to Abu Dhabi in the UAE is the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula.
By Robin Gomes

Thousands of Catholics are queuing outside churches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for tickets to the first Holy Mass by a pope in the Arabian peninsula next week, local media reported.

Pope Francis will arrive in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, late Sunday night.  The theme of the Feb.  3-5  papal visit is, ‘Make Me a Channel of Your Peace’.  This will be the Argentine Pope’s 27th foreign apostolic visit outside Italy.

The highlight of this trip will be a Mass by the Pope in the morning on Tuesday, February 5, at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City, which some 135,000 people are expected to attend.   

The ticket will not only grant the thousands of faithful access to the papal mass in and around the stadium, but also a day off work.

The leave was announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and underlines the UAE’s ongoing dedication to facilitating interfaith dialogue which also coincides with its Year of Tolerance 2019.
 
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« Reply #7121 on: February 02, 2019, 07:48:45 PM »

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Vatican publishes schedule for papal visit to Abu Dhabi
Catholic News Service   Dec 13, 2018

ROME - When Pope Francis travels to the United Arab Emirates Feb. 3-5, he will meet with the international Muslim Council of Elders, participate in an interreligious meeting and celebrate Mass for the local Catholic population, the vast majority of whom are foreign workers.

The Vatican had announced Dec. 6 that Pope Francis would be the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula, accepting invitations from both the UAE’s crown prince and from the local Catholic community.

Here is the schedule for the pope’s trip, released by the Vatican Dec. 12. Times listed are local, with Eastern Time in parentheses.

Sunday, Feb. 3 (Rome-Abu Dhabi)

- 1 p.m. (7 a.m.) Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino airport for Abu Dhabi.

- 10 p.m. (1 p.m.) Arrival at the Abu Dhabi Presidential Flight airport. Official welcome.
 
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« Reply #7122 on: February 03, 2019, 05:08:10 PM »

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Pope confers Pontifical Honour on former al-Azhar councillor
03 February 2019, 11:03

Pope Francis meets with Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Salam
Pope Francis has conferred the 'Commenda con Placca dell’Ordine Piano' upon Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Salam, former councillor of the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, in gratitude for his work in strengthening relations between al-Azhar and the Catholic Church.
By Vatican News

The Holy See Press Office on Sunday announced the Pope's bestowal of the Pontifical Honour upon the Grand Imam's former councillor with the following press statement:

“His Holiness Pope Francis has benevolently granted the honour of ‘Commenda con Placca dell’Ordine Piano’ to His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Salam, former councillor of the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, for his excellent work for interreligious dialogue and that of strengthening the relations between al-Azhar and the Catholic Church.
 
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Pope at Angelus: ‘Disciples of Jesus follow faith, not miracles’
03 February 2019, 12:58

Pope Francis is accompanied at the Angelus by two children holding balloons  (Vatican Media)]
Pope Francis prays the Angelus prayer with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, and reflects on the gratuitousness and universality of salvation in Jesus Christ.
By Devin Watkins

Reflecting on the day’s Gospel (Lk 4:21-30), Pope Francis explored the reaction of Jesus’ compatriots that Jesus himself is the one on whom the Spirit of the Lord has descended and has sent to carry out God’s mission of salvation for humanity.

They are skeptical of Jesus’ claim, said the Pope, and demand he work miracles in their midst. Jesus, however, refuses.
 
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Pope Francis appeals for end to humanitarian crisis in Yemen
03 February 2019, 12:27

https://zenit.org/articles/angelus-address-on-the-beginning-of-jesus-public-ministry/
Angelus Address: On the Beginning of Jesus’ Public Ministry 
•February 03, 2019 15:25•Virginia Forrester

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« Reply #7124 on: February 03, 2019, 05:33:04 PM »

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Pope Francis departs on Apostolic Journey to UAE
03 February 2019, 14:04

Pope Francis waves as he boards the papal plane  (AFP or licensors)
Pope Francis begins his Apostolic Journey to the United Arab Emirates, departing from Rome's Fiumicino Airport.
By Devin Watkins

Immediately following the Sunday Angelus prayer, Pope Francis headed out to Fiumicino Airport to begin his 27th Apostolic Journey abroad.

But before boarding, the Holy Father made a brief stop at a homeless shelter set up at the airport and promoted by Aeroporti di Roma and Caritas of Porto-Santa Rufina. He greeted those assisted by the project, which began in 2017 and carries the name, "Life in transit: the human face of an airport".

Pope Francis then boarded the Alitalia Boeing 777, which took off at 1:27 PM.

The papal plane arrives in Abu Dhabi around 10:00 PM local time (7:00 PM Rome time).
 
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Pope aboard flight to UAE: ‘Rain in Emirates sign of blessing’
03 February 2019, 17:28

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the papal plane  (ANSA)
Aboard the papal plane bound for Abu Dhabi on Sunday, Pope Francis greets journalists and gives them an icon representing the relationship between the elderly and younger generations.
By Andrea Tornielli

Pope Francis greeted the journalists accompanying him to Abu Dhabi aboard the papal plane.

The Pope was introduced by the words of the interim Director of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, who said: “Holy Father, it seems like yesterday - it almost was yesterday - that we were on the flight back from Panama. Among the many welcome posters there was one from the Muslim community of Panama that read: ‘Welcome Pope Francis, man of peace’, in Spanish. It is with this spirit that I believe they await you in the Emirates, as a man of peace, to strengthen dialogue”.

Gratitude and an icon

The Pope first thanked the journalists for their presence, then added: “This morning I received news that it was raining in Abu Dhabi, and there it is thought of as a sign of blessing. Let’s hope that everything goes like that”.

Pope Francis continued, saying: “I brought each of you an icon made in the monastery of Bose, a copy, so that you can take it home. It’s on the theme of dialogue between the old and the young. I care deeply about this topic, and I think it’s a challenge”.

The icon, distributed to journalists by the Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication, Paolo Ruffini, shows a young monk carrying an elderly monk on his shoulders.
 

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« Reply #7126 on: February 03, 2019, 05:59:55 PM »

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Pope Francis arrives in UAE on 27th Apostolic Journey abroad
03 February 2019, 19:35

Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan  (AFP or licensors)
The papal plane touched down in Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening, and an official delegation welcomed Pope Francis at the Presidential Airport.
By Devin Watkins & Linda Bordoni

The Apostolic Nuncio to the United Arab Emirates, Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla, boarded the papal plane upon landing to welcome the Pope as he arrived in the United Arab Emirates for his Apostolic Visit.

Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan greeted the Pope as he stepped off the plane and onto Emirati soil.

As they entered the airport, children in traditional garb presented the Holy Father with a bouquet of flowers and welcomed him to the UAE in his native Spanish.

Pope Francis then greeted his old friend and ally in his quest to strengthen dialogue between East and West, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb.

The Holy Father's arrival marks the very first time a Pope has set foot on the Arabian Peninsula.
 
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« Reply #7127 on: February 04, 2019, 12:05:10 PM »

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Vatican publishes schedule for papal visit to Abu Dhabi
Catholic News Service   Dec 13, 2018
 
Here is the schedule for the pope’s trip, released by the Vatican Dec. 12. Times listed are local, with Eastern Time in parentheses.
 
Monday, Feb. 4

- Noon (3 a.m.) Welcoming ceremony at the entrance to the presidential palace.

- 12:20 p.m. (3:20 a.m.) Official visit with the crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, in the presidential palace.

- 5 p.m. (8 a.m.) Private meeting with members of the Muslim Council of Elders in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

- 6:10 p.m. (9:10 a.m.) Interreligious meeting at the Founder’s Memorial.
 
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« Reply #7128 on: February 04, 2019, 12:57:07 PM »

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Pope in UAE: Humble shepherd receives the welcome of a king
04 February 2019, 12:13

An equestrian procession accompanies Pope Francis' arrival at Presidential Palace  (Vatican Media)
Pope Francis was welcomed in grand style on his first day in the United Arab Emirates. Our correspondent in Abu Dhabi gives her impressions on the ground.
By Linda Bordoni – Abu Dhabi

Say what you like about the opulence, but one thing is for sure: the Emiratis know how to put on a welcome ceremony and Pope Francis was certainly treated to the full shebang.

I could see it coming: having lived in Italy for many years I can say I am quite accustomed to the beauty of Carrara marble and exquisite art work, but never have I seen such a lavish use of precious marble, crystal chandeliers, towering domes, and gold decorations of all shapes and sizes.

Such a historic visit as this, along with the attention of the international media, provides a unique occasion to show the world how guests are welcomed and pampered in the United Arab Emirates.

For days the acrobatic pilots of a special air team practiced their aerial acrobatics above the bay. Today, they greeted Pope Francis from above, spurting trails of yellow and white smoke in honour of the Vatican colours.

The papal motorcade itself was accompanied by over a dozen horsemen on beautiful Arab stallions. They made their way through perfectly manicured lawns and wide avenues carrying Vatican and UAE flags.
 
https://zenit.org/articles/pope-francis-welcomed-by-his-highness-sheikh-mohammed-bin-zayed-al-nahyan/
Pope Francis Welcomed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
February 04, 2019 15:46

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« Reply #7129 on: February 04, 2019, 01:05:15 PM »

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#PopeFrancis in the UAE crown prince's guestbook: “With gratitude for your warm welcome & hospitality
& with the assurance of a remembrance in my prayers,
I invoke upon Your Highness & all the people of the UAE, the divine blessings of peace and fraternal solidarity”.


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« Reply #7130 on: February 04, 2019, 02:09:12 PM »

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Pope Francis makes historic visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The pope was met by Dr Ahmed Al Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, in a landmark meeting
Updated: February 4, 2019 07:45 PM

The two religious leaders embrace at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Reuters
Pope Francis has become the first pontiff to cross the threshold of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

The pope arrived just after 5pm on Monday and was met by Dr Ahmed Al Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar and chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders.

The meeting between the two religious figures representing Roman Catholicism and Islam was a powerful moment. Not only is the mosque a place of worship, it is also the burial place of the country's Founding President, Sheikh Zayed.

Despite some forecasts of rain, mainly blue skies stretched over the city in advance of the visit. Along the roads leading to the mosque, papal and UAE flags fluttered in the breeze and a sense of history hung in the air. At the mosque, security was tight, with police and the army guarding access to the building. Pope Francis arrived in his understated Kia amid a convoy of dozens of police cars, while three helicopters hovered overhead. The evening sun cast a warm glow over the mosque’s white marble as he stood with Mr Al Tayeb outside the entrance before they then went inside for a private meeting.
 
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Pope at UAE Interreligious Meeting: Dialogue and prayer for peace
04 February 2019, 16:31

Pope Francis attends the Global Conference of Human Fraternity  (Vatican Media)
Pope Francis addresses the Human Fraternity Meeting at the Founder’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi on Monday, and confirms how, “God is with those who seek peace”.
By Seán-Patrick Lovett

Monday’s Interreligious Meeting took place within the context of the Global Conference of Human Fraternity, currently underway in Abu Dhabi. The Conference has brought together hundreds of religious leaders and scholars. It is dedicated to examining interfaith dialogue, religious freedom, combatting extremism, and promoting peace.

All of these themes were present in Pope Francis’ discourse, which he delivered at the Founder’s Memorial, before some of the highest authorities in the United Arab Emirates, and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

Pope Francis began by describing himself as “a believer thirsting for peace”. Speaking about the Interreligious Meeting itself, the Pope continued: “We are here to desire peace, to promote peace, to be instruments of peace”.
 
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-02/pope-francis-uae-global-conference-human-fraternity-full-text.html
Pope in UAE: Address to Fraternity Conference - full text
04 February 2019, 17:06

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Document on Human Fraternity for world peace and living together: Full text
04 February 2019, 17:38

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb, sign a Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, during a Global Conference on the topic in Abu Dhabi. The official English-language text of the Document is below:
 

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« Reply #7132 on: February 04, 2019, 08:52:51 PM »

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Vatican publishes schedule for papal visit to Abu Dhabi
Catholic News Service   Dec 13, 2018
 
Here is the schedule for the pope’s trip, released by the Vatican Dec. 12. Times listed are local, with Eastern Time in parentheses.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 5 (Abu Dhabi, Rome)

- 9:15 a.m. (12:15 a.m.) Private visit to the cathedral.

- 10:30 a.m. (1:30 a.m.) Mass at Zayed Sports City.

- 12:40 p.m. (3:40 a.m.) Farewell ceremony at the Presidential Flight airport.

- 1 p.m. (4 a.m.) Departure for Rome.

- 5 p.m. (11 a.m.) Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino airport.
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« Reply #7133 on: February 05, 2019, 12:57:33 PM »

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https://zenit.org/articles/abu-dhabi-pope-visits-cathedral-thanks-faithful-for-their-witness/
Abu Dhabi: Pope Visits Cathedral, Thanks Faithful for Their Witness 
•February 05, 2019 16:24•Jim Fair•Papal Trips

On February 5, 2019, before leaving the residence, Pope Francis greeted the staff of Al Mushrif Palace, the apostolic nuncio in the United Arab Emirates and the apostolic delegate for the Arabian Peninsula, Archbishop Francisco Montecillo Padilla, with family members, and a group of Capuchin Friars and priests of the vicariate, accompanied by Bishop Paul Hinder, O.F.M. Cap., apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia. He then transferred by car to St. Joseph’s Cathedral, one of the two Catholic Churches of Abu Dhabi.

Upon arrival, the Pope was greeted by the apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia, the vicar general, and the parish priest. Then, while a hymn was sung, Pope Francis entered the Cathedral in procession, where he was awaited by a representation of the Catholic community made up of around 300 faithful. Bishop Hinder presented the community of faithful present to the Pope who, addressing a brief greeting to them, affirmed that for him it is a great joy to visit young Churches such as the one present in the Emirates, and thanked the faithful for their witness.
 
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Pope at Mass in UAE: ‘Jesus at our side when we are alone’
05 February 2019, 09:03

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Abu Dhabi  (Vatican Media)
During the concluding Mass of his Apostolic Journey to the UAE on Tuesday, Pope Francis invites the region’s Christians to live in peace and to remember that Jesus always walks at their side.
By Devin Watkins

Pope Francis told the largely-expat Catholic community living in the United Arab Emirates that Jesus walks at our side, even when we think we are alone.

The vast majority of Christians living in the UAE are migrants who have mostly come from the Philippines and India to look for work.

Celebrating Mass in the Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the Holy Father brought them a message of comfort and hope.

“It is most certainly not easy for you to live far from home,” he said, “missing the affection of your loved ones, and perhaps also feeling uncertainty about the future.” But, the Pope said, “the Lord is faithful and does not abandon his people.”
 
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Pope Francis' homily at Mass in the UAE: Full text
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Pope in UAE: greetings to participants at the end of Mass
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https://zenit.org/articles/abu-dhabi-pope-concludes-apostolic-journey-to-united-arab-emirates/
Abu Dhabi: Pope Concludes Apostolic Journey to United Arab Emirates 
•February 05, 2019 16:39•Jim Fair

At 12.50 p.m. local time (9.50 in Rome), Pope Francis arrived at the Presidential Airport of Abu Dhabi where the farewell ceremony took place prior to leaving the United Arab Emirates.

Upon arrival, the Pope was received by the Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Holy Father and the Crown Prince were then greeted by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin;  Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches; Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples; H.E. Msgr. Edgar Peña Parra, substitute of the Secretariat of State; H.E. Msgr. Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J., secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue; the United Arab Emirates delegation and local dignitaries. Pope Francis then boarded an Etihad B787 to return to Italy.

Telegram to the President of the United Arab Emirates

Immediately after departure by air from Abu Dhabi, the Holy Father Francis sent to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, the following telegram:
 
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Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Abu Dhabi

Aboard the papal plane, Feb 5, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the pope's Feb. 5 in-flight press conference from Abu Dhabi to Rome:

Alessandro Gisotti, interim director of the Holy See Press Office: Good afternoon, Holy Father. Good afternoon to you all. We journalists frequently use the adjective 'historic,' and at times they tell us we use it too often. Maybe for this trip we used it well and many used it in different languages. Truly a short trip in length but with a really long horizon, and all hope that the fruits and the seeds of these days will be long-lasting. Clearly a trip, as was seen today a few hours ago, a meeting with a people... of many peoples. The organizers were saying around 100 nationalities were present. And then yesterday this [joint] document, obviously extraordinary, valuable.

A surprise, but I imagine one of those surprises that is a pleasure for colleagues to recount for its importance. I do not know if before the questions, Holy Father, you want to address some words?

Pope Francis: First of all, hello, thank you for the company. It was too short of a trip, but for me it was a great experience. It’s that I think that every trip is historic, also each of our days, to write the story of every day... no story is small, every story is big and worthy even if [judged to be] bad, the dignity is hidden, can always come up. Thank you so much for your collaboration.
 
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Pope Francis: Journey to UAE part of the “surprises” of God
06 February 2019, 11:58

Pope Francis at the weekly General Audience  (Vatican Media)]
At his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis reflects on his Apostolic Journey to the United Arab Emirates.
By Christopher Wells

Although brief, the Apostolic Journey to the United Arab Emirates “wrote a new page in the history of dialogue between Christianity and Islam,” Pope Francis said Wednesday, “and in the commitment to promote peace in the world on the basis of human fraternity”.

Keeping the love of Christ at heart

Speaking at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis said that he was mindful that his Journey — the first ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula —  came during the 800th anniversary of St Francis of Assisi’s encounter with the Sultan al-Malik al-Kamil. “I thought about St Francis during this journey”, the Pope said. “It helped me to keep the Gospel, the love of Jesus Christ, in my heart as I experienced the various moments of the visit”.
 
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Pope General Audience: English Summary
06 February 2019, 10:03

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Pope appeals for Haitian boat tragedy victims
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Vatican clarifies pope’s comments on sexual abuse of women religious

Vatican City, Feb 6, 2019 / 11:34 am (CNA).- The Vatican clarified Wednesday Pope Francis’ comments on the sexual abuse of women religious made during his in-flight press conference returning from Abu Dhabi Feb. 5.

“When the Holy Father, referring to the dissolution of a Congregation, spoke of 'sexual slavery,’ he meant 'manipulation,’ a form of abuse of power that is also reflected in sexual abuse,” Holy See Press Office Interim Director Alessandro Gisotti said Feb. 6.

The clarification refers to a specific sentence in the pope’s response to a question regarding the sexual abuse of women religious by clerics.

Francis said Tuesday that, “Pope Benedict had the courage to dissolve a women’s congregation that had a certain level because this slavery of women had entered, even sexual slavery, by clerics or by the founder.”

The Holy See Press Office clarified that sexual manipulation had occurred within this women’s religious congregation, not actual sex slavery.

Gisotti later told CBS News that Pope Francis’ remarks referred to the Contemplative Sisters of Saint-Jean in France suppressed by Benedict XVI in 2013.
 
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St. Paul VI’s feast to be celebrated May 29
Courtney Grogan   Feb 6, 2019
CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

Pope Paul VI is pictured next to Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three Fatima visionaries, during a visit to the Marian shrine in Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 1967. (Credit: NS photo/courtesy Diocese of Brescia.)
ROME - The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope St. Paul VI’s feast day will be celebrated annually on May 29 as an optional memorial.

“Before and after becoming Pope, Saint Paul VI lived with his gaze constantly fixed on Christ whom he considered and proclaimed as a necessity for everyone,” Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, commented on the papal decree.

With this declaration, published Feb. 6, the pope who guided the Church through the Second Vatican Council will have his memorial inserted into the renewed General Roman Calendar and liturgical books that he promulgated in 1969.

The date of the memorial, May 29, is significant in that it is the ordination anniversary of Paul VI - then Giovanni Battista Montini - to the priesthood in 1920. Just four years later, Montini began his service to the Holy See, serving both Pope Pius XI and Pius XII. He was made Archbishop of Milan and then a cardinal before being elected pope in 1963.
 
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