Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Bishops’ Website Honors Legacy of Pope John Paul II
Memorial video captures key moments, messages during U.S. visits
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has launched a new website to honor the legacy of the late Pope John Paul II.
The site (www.usccb.org/popejohnpaulii/) features a 17-minute “John Paul II Memorial Video,” which recaptures touching moments and key messages during the late pope’s visits to the United States. Other contents on the site include a biography and a timeline, as well as major writings, backgrounders, canonizations and beatifications, and more.
Several essays by USCCB experts also explore Pope John Paul’s influence and legacy in areas as diverse as East-West relations, his interaction with mass media, ethical use of technology, or the social mission of the Church. New says will be posted leading up to his beatification.
“Pope John Paul II touched the lives of many people across the globe, in particular Americans during his seven visits to the United States.
Source: Vatican website, “Pontifical Council for Social Communications”, http://www.pccs.va/