Every year we are called to support and/or to organize worldwide events such the Year of the Priest in Rome in 2010, World Youth Day, the Beatification of John Paul II in 2011, and the coming International Eucharistic Congress in Ireland, for which we received a very warm invitation from our Pope Benedict XVI.
“I invite you all to join with me in praying for the success of the next International Eucharistic Congress, which will take place in 2012 in the city of Dublin! I take the opportunity to greet warmly the people of Ireland, as they prepare to host this ecclesial gathering. I am confident that they, together with all the participants at the next Congress, will find it a source of lasting spiritual renewal.”
Another important event this year will be the IXth edition of the Marathon of Peace John Paul II, for the first time open officially to worldwide runners, to support peace in the Holy Land. Known also as the JPII Games, the marathon–pilgrimage includes the 12 km Peace Race from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, and a number of other sporting events. For this special occasion Israelis will be admitted to the Palestinian territories in Bethlehem and the Palestinians will enter Jerusalem.
“With this initiative each one of us helps to construct peace between the people of the world, and through sports we promote the values necessary for the common good.” Father Caesar Atuire, CEO of Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi. This is a very unique opportunity to join us as a peacemaker and as a pilgrim.
|Year of Faith - Closing Ceremony and Pilgrimage to the Holy Land|
|Rome Galilee Jerusalem Belem|
ORNIT, May 24, 2013
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