In a statement released yesterday by the Holy See Press Office, Pope Benedict XVI nominated Cardinal Paul Poupard, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture, as his special envoy at the concluding celebrations of the Jubilee Year dedicated to the Venerable Servant of God Pauline Jaricot.
The celebrations will coincide with the 150th anniversary of her death and the 50th anniversary of the decree of her heroic virtues. The event will be held in Lyon on January 9, 2013.
Venerable Jaricot was a French laywoman and foundress of the Society of the Propagation of the Faith and the Association of the Living Rosary. After becoming ill in 1835, she was healed through the intercession of Saint Philomena during a pilgrimage to Mungnano, Italy. Her miraculous healing began the beatification process of Saint Philomena.
Cardinal Poupard will be accompanied by Msgr. Francois Duthel, postulator of the cause of beatification of Venerable Jaricot and Fr. Daniel Carnot, ex-superior general of the Society of African Missions.