Remembering Pope John Paul II's 1979 Visit to St. Matthew's

May 19, 2020

[title]May 18, 2020 marked the centennial of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II, the longest reigning pope in modern history. The milestone has brought to memory the Pope's visit and celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle on October 6, 1979, when he preached to 1,500 diocesan priests. Read the Washington Post article covering this historic event, scanned from the Cathedral archives.