THOUSANDS OF POLISH PILGRIMS CELEBRATE JUBILEE IN ROME
| Rome, 6 (NE) Thousands of Polish faithful will celebrate today, together with Pope John Paul II, a
special activity in the frame of celebrations for the Jubilee 2000. Groups of polish pilgrims, most of
them coming from Poland as well as from other European countries, will gather today in St. Peter's
Square to begin a 3-day Jubilee celebration. It is expected that approximately 25 thousand Polish
faithful will gather today before St. Peter's Basilica.
During three days, a series of Jubilee celebrations will be held in Rome. Activities will start today
morning with a Mass presided by Pope John Paul II. During the afternoon, activities will continue in
St. Peter's Square, and at 7:30 p.m., the Pope will preside a Liturgy for the Polish pilgrims.
On Friday, several masses will take place simultaneously in Rome's Patriarchal Basilicas. Finally, on
Saturday, day dedicated to Christian commitment of the laity, a closing Mass will be held in St.
Peter's Basilica. Together with the pilgrims, several Polish civil authorities will be present for the
Jubilee celebration. Among them, the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, and the
Presidents of the Parlament and the Senate.