Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II
Sylwia Greszta, originally from Poland, read a prayer in her native language at Mass in honour of Blessed John Paul II in the Cathedral on Tuesday morning.
O God, who are rich in mercy
and who wished that the blessed John Paul the Second
should serve as Pope over your universal Church,
grant, we pray, that instructed by his teaching,
we may open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ,
the sole Redeemer of all people.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, AMEN
Click here to watch a 25 minute video of the beatification ceremony which took place in Rome on Sunday 1 May 2011.