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Blessed John Paul feast today

Thanksgiving masses and other commemorative rites will be held today in many parts of the world, including the Philippines, in observance of the first feast day of Blessed Pope John Paul II, who was beatified in rites witnessed by millions of Catholics across the globe last May 1 in Rome, Italy by his successor Pope Benedict XVI.

Manila, Philippines – Catholics traditionally observe the month of October as the month of the Holy Rosary, celebrated in many parts of the country with fiestas, Marian processions, and special acts of devotion like the holding of prayer vigils and living rosaries in parish communities and Catholic schools. Every day, particularly during the month of […]

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