Memory of a saint

Memory of a saint

Now it is official: The 29. May is now a day of remembrance for Pope Paul VI, canonized last year. The church associates the Second Vatican Council and the encyclical "Humanae vitae" with the term of office of the head of the church.

Pope Francis has given the 29. May as a day of remembrance for his predecessor Paul VI. (1963-1978). Francis had canonized Paul VI. on 14. October 2018. The Vatican published the decree for the inclusion of the holiday in the Roman General Calendar on Wednesday. On 29. May 1920 Giovanni Battista Montini, the later Pope Paul VI., ordained to the priesthood.

Unbidden day of remembrance for the church

The decree establishing the day of remembrance was signed by Cardinal Robert Sarah as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship already on 25. January. Accordingly, the 29th. May as a non-mandated day of remembrance to be added to all calendars and liturgical books for Mass celebrations and the Liturgy of the Hours.

With the tenure of Paul VI. The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), during which the Catholic Church redefined its relationship with the modern world, is associated with the. Paul VI, who was born near Brescia, became famous. also through his encyclical "Humanae vitae" (1968) on sexual ethics. His teaching letter "Populorum progressio" (1967) on global development and questions of economic ethics was groundbreaking.

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