Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pauline Jubilee Year Preview

Pope Benedict earlier proclaimed a jubilee year in honor of St. Paul.
The Pauline Year, beginning on June 28, 2008, and ending on June 29, 2009, will include a myriad of events in areas of ecumenism, liturgy, prayer, art, history, archaeology, pastoral initiatives and pilgrimages.
This jubilee honors the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of the Apostle to the Gentiles. Father Oliviero Plichon, the coordinator of the Pauline Year, said
"We don't know exactly which year St. Paul was born," explained Father Plichon, "but the experts say that they date is between A.D. 5 and 10."
The summary of Father Plichon's preview to ZENIT begins with the fact that the upcoming jubilee "will offer pilgrims the opportunity to gain a plenary indulgence."
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