Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: 27 May

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: 27 May

Pope Benedict XVI

Fulfilling a request for prayer

At noon on Saturday, 27 May, the Holy Father visited the Shrine of our Lady of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. The following is an English translation of the Pope's Address.

Dear (Franciscan) Fathers
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

During his first journey to Poland, Pope John Paul II visited this Shrine and dedicated his address to the topic of prayer. At the conclusion he said: “I ask you to pray for me here during my life and after my death.”

Today, I wanted to pause for a moment in the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary and, with gratitude, to pray for him as he requested. Following the example of John Paul II, I also turn to you, kindly asking that you pray for me and for all the Church.

I would also like to say, as has dear Cardinal Stanislaw, that I hope Divine Providence will soon concede the Beatification and Canonization of our beloved Pope John Paul II.

Taken from:
L'Osservatore Romano
Weekly Edition in English
31 May 2006, page 7

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