Schedule for the Pauline year to be released next Monday


On Monday January 21, the Holy See’s press office will release the schedule of activities for the Pauline year, convened by Pope Benedict XVI to mark the 2000th anniversary of the birth of St. Paul and which will run June 28, 2008 through June 29, 2009.

At 11:30am, Rome time, the schedule will be presented at the John Paul II hall in the press office by Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, archpriest of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and Father Johnannes Paul Abrahamovicz, prior of the Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. 

During the press conference particular mention will be made of the activities that will take place at the Pauline basilica, one of the four most important basilicas in Rome, as well as where the remains of the Apostle to the Gentiles are buried.

Pope Benedict XVI has convened the Pauline year in order to awaken in the church the evangelical zeal that motivated St. Paul to turn away from persecuting Christians and become one of the most important preachers of Christ in the early church.


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