Tomb of Apostle Paul to Be Visited by Pope

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 22, 2005 ( The day after his official inauguration, Benedict XVI will visit the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Holy See announced.

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The new Pope wishes to visit the tomb of the Apostle Paul on Monday afternoon “to express the inseparable bond of the Church of Rome with the Apostle of the Gentiles together with the fisherman from Galilee,” reported the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity concludes in this basilica each year.

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