When Pope John Paul II Visited Chicago

JPII in Holy Name Cathedral

In the fall of 1979, Pope John Paul II, the 264th successor to the Apostle Peter, visited the United States.  He was only the second pope to visit the U.S., and the first ever to visit the city of Chicago.  He had been to the Windy City once before, as a cardinal; but his visit as Pope assumed a great importance to Catholics in that city and around the world.In a whirlwind 37-hour trip on October 4-6, the Holy Father addressed 350 American bishops at Quigley Preparatory Seminary South, where … [Read more...]


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