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Pope to celebrate 100 years since birth of John Paul II at grave in St. Peter's Basilica


Monday, May 18, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Paul II. Pope Francis will celebrate it with a Mass in the chapel where he is buried in St. Peter's Basilica at 7 a.m.

That same day, in Italy, Masses will re-begin. There are various preventative measures in place that must be followed.

Thus, the Vatican has confirmed that from Tuesday May 19, onward the Mass that the Pope celebrates every day from his residence at Casa Santa Marta will no longer be broadcast in streaming.  

Javier Romero
Translation by: Melissa Butz