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Letter by Pope Benedict XVI proclaiming the Year for Priests

Last edited 19th June 2009

Letter by Pope Benedict XVI proclaiming the Year for Priests

"On the forthcoming Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday 19 June 2009 – a day traditionally devoted to prayer for the sanctification of the clergy –, I have decided to inaugurate a “Year for Priests” in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the “dies natalis” of John Mary Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests worldwide."


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