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Thursday, May 25, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI Arrives in Poland!

Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Poland and will begin his visit lasting from May 25 to May 28, 2006. During his assembly Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI has said, "I will visit the places of [John Paul ll's] life and of his priestly and episcopal ministry." During this trip, the Holy Father will visit Warsaw, Czestochowa, Krakow, Wadowice, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and Auschwitz.

According to a recent survey, 1 in every 10 Poles is expected to attend at least one event with Pope Benedict XVI. Poland is home to 34,850,000, which account for 95% of the population. 80% of those polled said they would follow the events on television. And concerning television, Poland's TVP public broadcaster has promised to ban all TV ads that contain any erotic or violent scences during the Pope's visit.

EWTN will show an encore presentation of Pope Benedict XVI's arrival tonight, and early tomorrow morning, they will show the Mass in Pilsudski Square in Warsaw live. Pope Benedict XVI also visited the Warsaw Cathedral (photo to the right). Read his four-day itinerary.

Please say this prayer for Pope Benedict XVI's visit:
Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to Your shepherd, the Pope, a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love.

By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care may he, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ, build Your church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.


del_button May 25, 2006 at 8:28 PM
Nancy said...

Here's a link for streaming video coverage of the Pope's visit, courtesy of Polish television. Even if you don't understand Polish it's still a source of great pictures, especially that which isn't being covered on EWTN.

Just click on the big red button that says "Trwa Transmisja"

The sight of a German Pope being welcomed by Poles on Polish soil is an amazing sight and one you have to attribute to the grace of God.

del_button May 25, 2006 at 8:51 PM
Moneybags said...

I can't speak one word in Polish, but this is wonderful!


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