Friday, March 02, 2007

The Year of the Apostle?

From Zenit:
The Church might dedicate a year to honor the Apostle Paul, reported the archpriest of the Roman basilica.

Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, archpriest of the Basilicia of St. Paul Outside the Walls, said this at a press conference Wednesday. In the meeting the cardinal presented the archaeological research which made it possible to rediscover what is traditionally accepted as St. Paul's sarcophagus under the basilica's main altar.

Cardinal Lanza commented that the idea to dedicate the year 2008-2009, beginning and ending on June 29, the solemnity of St. Peter and Paul, is being considered. The year would also coincide with the second millennium of the Apostle Paul's birth.

The cardinal added that he has mentioned the idea to Benedict XVI, who received it favorably.

However, "no decision has been taken," he stated.

Last October and November, Benedict XVI dedicated four Wednesday catecheses to the figure and thought of St. Paul.
Now, this would be cool!

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