Celebrating the anniversary of John Paul II's illustrious pontificateThank you, Angry Twins for this tribute to the late great John Paul II:
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On the anniversary date of his election to the Chair of Peter, October 16, Polish national TV will broadcast a live gala that celebrates his incredible life. Long live his memory:
Gala for John Paul II to Be Broadcast Live
WARSAW, Poland, OCT. 13, 2005 (Zenit.org).- TVP Polish national television will broadcast live a gala to be held in Warsaw and dedicated to Pope John Paul II.
The broadcast Sunday will also include the first television interview granted by his successor, Benedict XVI.
Oct. 16 has been designated John Paul II Day by the Polish Parliament in memory of the day in 1978 when Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Krakow was elected to the Chair of Peter. John Paul II died April 2 at age 84.
On that day, Polish television will broadcast the first TV interview granted by Benedict XVI, recorded by Jesuit Father Andrzej Majewski last Sept. 20 in Castel Gandolfo south of Rome.
"During the interview, which lasted more than 15 minutes, the Pope very cordially recalled his predecessor and his contacts with him, especially, his friendship with him," Father Majewski told Vatican Radio after the interview. Benedict XVI also alludes to his "forthcoming visit to Poland," said the priest.