CNA Staff, Jun 20, 2020 / 06:00 am
The Church in Poland will celebrate the centenary of the baptism of St. John Paul II Saturday.
The future pope was baptized on June 20, 1920, in the Chapel of the Holy Family of the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wadowice, southern Poland.
When he returned to the basilica in 1999, Pope John Paul II said: "With profound veneration I ... embrace the threshold of the house of God, the parish church of Wadowice, and in it the baptistery, in which I was joined to Christ and received into the community of his Church."
The commemoration of St. John Paul II's baptism comes amid a series of events marking the 100th anniversary of the saint's birth on May 18, 1920.