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24th anniversary commemoration of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Gozo

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24th anniversary commemoration of Pope John Paul II's visit to GozoToday is the 24th anniversary of the historical visit made by the Roman Pontiff, Saint John Paul II to the Island of Gozo which took place on Saturday 26th May 1990.

During his visit to Gozo, Pope John Paul II visited the Sacred Heart Seminary, where he had lunch and a short siesta.

To mark this anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion of the Canonisation of St. John Paul II, the JP2 Foundation in collaboration with the Gozo Minor Seminary, organised a celebration of the Holy Eucharist which took place at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary earlier today.

The celebration was presided by Rev. Can. Emmanuel Saliba, Headmaster of the Minor Seminary, accompanied by Rev. Can. Edward Vella, teacher of Religion and P.S.C.D. at the same school.

All the Seminary students from Form 1 to Form 4 participated, together with the teachers and L.S.A.s. Mr. Ivan Farrugia, the Music teacher, played the organ during the celebration and Mr. Victor F. Said led the singing.

The Celebration came to an end with the presentation of the relic, consisting of the Zucchetto (skullcap) of St. John Paul II.

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