Celebrating the close of the Year for Priests

June 13, 2010

Joan Johnson, foundress and president of the Christopher Inn International, and David Johnson, director of media, went on pilgrimage to Rome this past week as the Year for Priests drew to a close.

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On Friday, June 11, the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, they were able to pray alongside other lay faithful at the closing Mass in Saint Peter's Square, at which Pope Benedict XVI presided. During the homily, the Pope spoke of the priest as a gift of the heart of Christ, a gift for the Church and the world.

An estimated 15,000 priests were in attendance for this Eucharistic celebration.

A gift on the part of laypeople to the Church's priests: a unique international destination offering refreshment, formation and fraternity for Catholic clergy.
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