A Statue of St. John Paul II Unveiled in Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America
On the 19th of October 2014, a new Chapel and a monument of our Founder, Saint John Paul II, was unveiled at the Saint Hedwig Parish in Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America. Local Bishop David M. O’Connell celebrated a beautiful Mass which was well attended by a church full of parishioners. It was an enthusiastic event. In spite of the bitter cold wind, the unveiling of the new statue of our Founder was attended by large groups of parishioners and children in traditional Polish costumes rendering homage to the New Polish Saint in the Catholic Church.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Rev. Jacek Labinski for his leadership and efforts in accomplishing this wonderful project in his Parish. Now, his parish community will proudly honor the New Polish Saint.
Richard L. Krzyzanowski
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A Monument of St. John Paul II Unveiled in Paris
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo took the wraps off the majestic monument, depicting the late Roman Catholic pope with his hands folded in prayer. The mayor said it was a "wonderful present for our city."
Hidalgo stressed the pontiff, who passed away in 2005, was a "great man who did a lot for our history and humanity. He worked for the benefit of mankind regardless of people's religious beliefs. He was a man of dialogue, and today we can see a huge progress that has been made in the interfaith dialogue building on the effort of John Paul II."
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Pope John Paul II was in many respects a pope of firsts: the first pope to visit the White House, the first pope to visit Cuba, and the most widely traveled Pope in history. As one of the longest reigning popes in the history of the Church, his influence will be felt for generations. Join host Cheridan Sanders as she speaks with Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB about the life and times of Pope John Paul II in this latest episode of Catholic Focus.
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