Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Pilgrim Pope

Today is the 30th Anniversary of the death of His Holiness, Pope Paul VI. (1963-1978)

The Holy Father is remembered as having been "the first pope to visit six continents, and was the most travelled pope in history to that time, earning the nickname the Pilgrim Pope."

Paul VI also codified the reforms of the Second Vatican Council and penned the Humanae Vitae which led to criticisms from divergent sectors of the Catholic flock.

His death occurred during the Feast of the Transfiguration and he was, ultimately, laid to rest under St. Peter's Basilica.

*I have a signed and framed Apostolic Benediction & Plenary Indulgence dedicated in Rome, to my family in January 1965, from Paul VI.


James H said...

Those are two wonderful pictures

Carlos Echevarria said...

Thank you James, I have photos of him with Nixon, as well, but not in color. (they met like 3 or 4 times I think, as Pope and Pres.)