Catholics Commemorate Feast of St. John Paul II

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Every year on Oct. 22, the Catholic Church commemorates the liturgical feast of St. John Paul II.

On this day in 1978, he officially began his pontificate.

Although this year is not a round anniversary, Pope Francis recalled it with a message on Twitter. The pontiff thanked God for the good that St. John Paul II did “in the world and in our hearts” with his “words, actions and holiness.”

Each day, thousands of people stop to pray before his tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Few people know that the Vatican has a webcam that makes it possible to visit the tomb from any device connected to the internet.

It’s a way of remembering this universal saint.