The church of the Virgin Mary Star of the New Evangelization and St. John Paul II was consecrated in Toruń
On May 18, 2016 Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski consecrated the church of the Virgin Mary Star of the New Evangelization and St. John Paul II. “The construction of this church is a continuation of many precious deeds created in Toruń in the past; deeds worthy of admiration and the highest recognition” – underlined in his homily former Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education.
The Eucharist was celebrated by Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, special envoy of the Holy Father Francis. The Mass was preceded by a solemn procession of history. People in costumes from various historical times enriched the time of prayer and joyful waiting for the Mass.
Guests were greeted by Fr. Tadeusz Rydzyk CSsR, Director of Radio Maryja, who reminded that the date of the ceremony is not accidental. Ninety-six years ago was born St. John Paul II and on May 18, 1944 Polish soldiers have achieved a historic victory in the Battle of Monte Cassino.
- Votive offering of gratitude for St. John Paul II dedicated to the Virgin May Star of the New Evangelization and St. John Paul II – it is His birthday today! However, today is also the anniversary of Monte Cassino. This was the victory which came through Mary as it used to say Cardinal Hlond – emphasized Director of the Toruń’s radio.