The Polish bishops’ conference is encouraging the faithful to participate in a social media campaign to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II on Monday.
The polish pope who was born on May 18, 1920 made remarkable landmarks in the history of the Church. In 1978, he made history as the first non-Italian pope in over 400 years. He also helped in bringing about the fall of communism in his native Poland. He was canonized as a saint in 2014.
However, all Catholics have been encouraged to share their memories and witness of how the saint had influenced their life and faith on social media using the hashtag #ThankYouJohnPaul2. Said the Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki.
“In this way we can express our gratitude to Pope John Paul II, for what he has brought and brings to our personal, family and social life, for all the meetings we had with him, in which we had the opportunity to participate, for his words, which we remember the most, for the inspirations he has evoked and continues to evoke in us.”
According to the report from Bazecity, Internet users have already answered the call to create “a virtual birthday cake” for the saint, as well as honor his call for the Church to “cross this new threshold” to “put out into the deep of cyberspace” for evangelization.
Source:- Bazecity Media