by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
This weekend I am in Rome for the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the Polish Home of the John Paul II Foundation, which was dedicated by Pope John Paul II himself in 1981 as a pilgrimage house for visitors from Poland. Since the death of Pope John Paul II, the John Paul II Foundation has taken on the added function of serving as a research center of his pontificate. I have the privilege of serving as vice chairman on the board of directors of the John Paul II Foundation. Oct. 22 is also being observed in Rome and in Poland with votive Masses on the anniversary of his inauguration as Pope.