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Memorial of Saint John Paul II


John Paul II Added to U.S. Liturgical Calendar;
Feast Day Set For October 22

WASHINGTON—The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship has approved insertion of the optional memorial of John Paul II in the proper calendar of the dioceses of the United States. It also has provided the proper liturgical texts for observance of the Memorial in the Mass and Divine Office.



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jpii-crowd-gathering-polish-feast-dayPeople gather for a vigil marking the feast day of John Paul II outside the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome Oct. 22, the first observance of the Polish pope's feast. The date marks the anniversary of the inauguration of his pontificate in 1978. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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