Pope John Paul I to be Beatified On September 4

The beatification ceremony will be presided over by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square.

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Vatican City (11/07/2022 15:07, Gaudium Press) The Holy See Press Office has released the schedule for the beatification of Pope John Paul I, planned to take place on September 4, 2022.

The beatification ceremony will be presided over by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square. The petition will be read by the Bishop of the Belluno-Feltre Diocese, Bishop Renato Marangoni, together with the postulator of the Cause of Canonisation, Cardinal Beniamino Stella, and the Vice-postulator, Dr. Stefania Falasca. The team of postulators will present the Holy Father with a reliquary containing the relics of the new Blessed. General public interested in attending the celebration may ask for free tickets at the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household. Bishops and priests who wish to concelebrate, and deacons to participate, should register directly on the website: tickets.liturgiepontificie.va.

Prayer Vigil in the Basilica of Saint John Lateran

A Prayer Vigil in the Basilica of St. John Lateran is scheduled to take place the evening before, Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will be presided over by Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, Vicar General of His Holiness for the Diocese of Rome. The moment of prayer will be animated by songs and readings from passages from the magisterium of John Paul I, who took office on September 23, 1978.

Thanksgiving Mass

On September 11, a Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated for the beatification of John Paul I. The Eucharistic celebration will be presided by Patriarch Francesco Moraglia, Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Venice, in the birthplace of the new Blessed, located at the Diocese of Belluno-Feltre.

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Pope John Paul I

Born on October 17, 1912, Pope John Paul I had the shortest papacy in modern history, reigning over the See of Peter for only 33 days. In addition, he was the first pontiff to choose a double name, being a tribute to his two predecessors: John XXIII and Paul VI. He was also the last in the long line of Italian-born popes that began with Clement VII in 1523. (EPC)

Compiled by Gustavo Kralj

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