Retired Polish prelate speaks to the Register about the enduring importance of the Fatima message ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions in 2017, as well as the lesser-known 1982 assassination attempt on John Paul’s life at Fatima.
The faithful gathered around the country’s 2,000 miles of borders in Marian solidarity.
Feast day travel feature on Budapest and Esztergom.
Priests and religious spoke with young people throughout the week, encouraging them to consider how God is calling them.
Two independent forensic medicine departments studied a sample of the Host, noting it was human heart tissue. Bishop Zbigniew Kiernikowski recognized the miracle earlier this year. And on July 2, he installed the Host in a reliquary for veneration.
The 19th-century Polish saint who was influenced by St. Francis of Assisi later influenced Pope St. John Paul II.
‘His death and funeral were, I think, his most beautiful encyclical,’ says the archbishop of Krakow and longtime friend and aide to the late pope, upon the 10th anniversary of his passing.