1 May 2012

First anniversary of the beautification of Pope John Paul II

May 1st 2012 is the first anniversary of the beautification of Pope John Paul II. The annual celebration of Blessed John Paul II has been inserted into the liturgical calendars of the Diocese of Rome and all the Dioceses of Poland as a “memorial” to be observed on 22 October.

"Blessed John Paul’s heroic witness of faith, love and courage has helped believers throughout the world not to be afraid; not to be afraid to be called a Christian, not to be afraid to belong to the Church or to speak of the gospel". – Cardinal Seán Brady

Statement on the anniversary from Cardinal Sean Brady

Rome Reports has a series of videos covering different aspects of the beautification as well as the life and death of Pope John Paul II.


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