Pope will proclaim St. Jean Vianney as Patron of all Priests

Rome, Italy, Jun 2, 2010 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Congregation for Clergy has revealed significant details about the upcoming International Meeting of Priests that will be held in Rome next week. A Wednesday statement from the Vatican dicastery announced that the 9,000 priests are scheduled to attend and that the Pope will proclaim St. Jean Vianney the Patron of all Priests at the closing Mass.


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  1. FrCharles says:

    That’s good news for me, because I will be leaving the parish ministry next month. Congratulations to you too, Fr. Z!

  2. Sedgwick says:

    If only that closing Mass were a Traditional one…

  3. Stirling says:

    I’m happy to see the Curé of Ars selected as the patron of priests. He is a great example for priests everywhere whose words and deeds never fail to inspire and encourage.

  4. Rachel says:

    I thought St. Jean Vianney was already the patron saint of all priests?

  5. Dan O says:

    Fr. Z. or someone else in the know, can you give me a clarification? Just like Rachel, I thought he already was the patron of priests. Is there something special that you are being congratulated on, Father? Sorry, if I am out of the loop.

  6. Dan O says:

    Sorry for being so stupid. He is now patron of only parish priests.

  7. irishgirl says:

    Nope-He is going to be made patron of ALL PRIESTS.

    He was previously patron of ‘parish priests’.

    I know-it sounds confusing….

  8. albizzi says:

    I believed he was already proclaimed almost one century ago.

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