Pope John Paull II's 1979 Visit to St. Matthew's

As the Church prepares to celebrate the canonizations of two popes on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014, we recall Pope John Paul II'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.