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Poland: Archdiocese of Krakow, family prayer tomorrow to mark 15thanniversary of John Paul II’s death

“The Archdiocese of Krakow, where John Paul II once served as a priest and pastor, invites the faithful to unite around the Pontiff’s figure and thinking by reading his texts and reflecting on them in their family”, a statement issued by the archdiocese to mark the 15th anniversary of the Polish Pope’s death reads. Card. Stanisław Dziwisz, the Pope’s former secretary, hopes that candles will be lit in the windows at 9.37pm on 2 April, to mark the hour John Paul II passed away. At 7am tomorrow morning, the cardinal will celebrate a liturgy at the Shrine of Lagiewniki, which will be broadcast on the first channel of the Polish Public TV, while at 3pm, the faithful will have a chance to join in the prayer of the Divine Mercy Chaplet on several websites (, Also tomorrow at 9pm, Mgr. Marek Jędraszewski, Archbishop of Krakow, will celebrate Mass in the chapel of the Episcopal Palace. The celebration will be live-streamed on the YouTube channel of the archdiocese “so that all those who used to gather below John Paul II’s window, at 3 Franciszkańska Street, will be able to participate.

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