Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Days of Reflection and Remembrance -- Martin Luther King Jr and Pope John Paul II

"Polish lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to support a measure that will establish a national day to honor the late Pope John Paul II.

The lower house, or Sejm, voted 338-3 for the bill that will make Oct. 16 a day of reflection and remembrance of the Polish-born Karol Wojtyla.

The bill now goes to the Senate, which is expected to approve it this week. President Aleksander Kwasniewski is expected to sign it into law.

The annual holiday will be dedicated to remembering and studying John Paul's teachings, but it won't be a government holiday. Banks, schools and government offices will stay open."

Source: Associated Press July 27, 2005

Wawel Cathedral, Krakow, Poland
Photo credit: Lynn Garry Salmon


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