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Tuesday, June 22, 2004


VATICAN CITY, JUN 22, 2004 (VIS) - On Tuesday, June 29, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, the Pope will celebrate Mass at 6 p.m. in St. Peter's Square.  Patriarch Bartholomew I, ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople, will attend the ceremony.

  According to a communique from the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, the patriarch will be received by the Holy Father at 5:45 p.m. in the Vatican Basilica and will then participate in the celebration. John Paul II and Bartholomew I will deliver a homily and pray the profession of faith together.

  The celebration will take place 40 years after the historical embrace of Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Atenagoras I in Jerusalem in January of 1964.

 The Holy Father will concelebrate with newly-appointed metropolitan archbishops upon whom he will impose the pallium.
OCL/STS PETER:PAUL/BARTHOLOMEW I            VIS 20040622 (150)

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