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St. John Paul II shrine’s events mark pope’s 100th birthday

St. John Paul II, the longest reigning pope in modern history, was born May 18, 1920, and the national shrine in Washington dedicated to the pontiff will celebrate the centennial of his birth with a series of virtual events May 16-22. The St. John Paul II National Shrine had originally planned several in-person events, including […]

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Following recommended virus precautions, national shrine closes its doors

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington announced March 17 it has closed its doors to the public in response to the Centers for Disease Control and District of Columbia’s guidelines “and to support the efforts of authorities to minimize the spread of COVID-19,” the disease caused by the coronavirus.

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