Pope to canonise Blessed Padre Pio next Sunday

12 Jun 2002

Pope to canonise Blessed Padre Pio next Sunday

On Sunday June 16, eleventh Sunday in ordinary time, Pope John Paul II will celebrate the Eucharist at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square and will canonise Blessed Pio da Pietrelcina (Francesco Forgione), priest of the order of Friars Minor Capuchins.

The Catholic Communications Office (CCO) has established a special feature on its website to mark the canonisation of Padre Pio which includes the following sections: The Canonisation Ceremony in Rome; The Life of Padre Pio; Ceremonies in Ireland to mark the canonisation; Broadcast News and Prayer for the Canonisation of Padre Pio.

NB: From 25th June 2002 the Padre Pio feature will not be available as a link from the Home Page, but can be accessed via www.catholicbishops.ie/specialfeatures/padrepio2002

12 June 2002


Further information:
Catholic Communications Office: (01) 505 3000
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Ms Brenda Drumm: (087) 233 7797