Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Pope Benedict Meets with Juventutem and Populus Summorum Pontificum Leaders

According to Zenit News, MessainLatino.it, and Vatican Insider, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI surprised Cosimo Marti, the treasurer of the International Juventutem Federation, with an invitation to visit him yesterday. Marti had asked some time back to meet with His Holiness, but had thought that the request was forgotten, only to be surprised by a letter from Archbishop Gänswein inviting him to visit. On the visit, he was accompanied by Joseph Capoccia, one of the co-founders of "Populus Summorum Pontificum."

"Populus Summorum Pontificum" is the annual pilgrimage of people devoted to the extraordinary form of the Mass, now in its third year, while Juventutem is an international federation of chapters of young people dedicated to the sanctification of youth through devotion to the extraordinary form of the Mass, this year celebrating its tenth anniversary.

UPDATE (9/3): Members of Juventutem in the United States, via Juventutem Michigan, have outlined their itinerary for participation in the "Populus Summorum Pontificum" pilgrimage. More information is available here

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