April 2, Canada’s "Pope John Paul II Day"

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jp2 feature creditApril 2, the day of the death of Saint John Paul II, is civilly recognized in Canada as "Pope John Paul II Day". The Parliament of Canada last year passed Bill C-266 which received Royal Assent on December 16, 2014, recognizing Saint John Paul II as a champion of human dignity and freedom. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) joins all Canadians in honouring the memory of Pope John Paul II and celebrating this exceptional human being.

To mark the day, the Diocese of Hamilton has prepared a special web page designed to promote and celebrate this commemorative day. For social media, a Facebook page is also available at this address: https://www.facebook.com/JPIIDayinCanada.

Because April 2 often falls close to or within Holy Week or the Octave of Easter, the Church focuses its celebrations of Saint John Paul II on October 22, his liturgical memorial which is the anniversary day of the inauguration of his pontificate.

Link to the Web page of the Diocese of Hamilton

Link to the PDF format of the content of the web page

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 31 2015  
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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.