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Obligatory memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

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The Holy See has announced the decision by Pope Francis to insert the celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, into the General Roman Calendar. The decision by the Holy Father to make this an annual obligatory memorial was announced this past 3 March 2018. As indicated in the Decree of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (Prot. N. 10/18) dated 11 February 2018, the obligatory memorial is to be observed annually on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday.

Link the Decree in Latin (PDF)
Link to the Decree in English (PDF)

Last Updated on Thursday, March 08 2018  
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On January 13th 2010, Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen became Canada’s first Catholic Bishop of East Asian descent. He is the great-grandson of a Vietnamese Martyr.