Great Jubilee News


VATICAN CITY, MAY 30, 2000 (VIS) - Among the Jubilee celebrations this coming week is
the Jubilee of Journalists, which starts on Ascension Thursday, June 1, and concludes with an
audience with Pope John Paul on Sunday, June 4, in the Paul VI Hall. 

The afternoon of June 1, journalists will be welcomed by Archbishop John Foley, president of
the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and by Theresa Ee-Chooi, president of the
International Catholic Press Union. Following this they will be divided into smaller groups for
guided tours of the Sistine Chapel. The day concludes with the usual 7:30 p.m. Jubilee evening
prayer in St. Peter's Square.

On Friday morning, June 2 there will be a conference on "Truth and Witness," featuring Cardinal
Dario Castrillon Hoyos and Bishop Pierfranco Pastore. At 5 p.m. there will be a
video-conference in worldwide linkup in the Paul VI Hall, in the presence of Cardinal Secretary
of State Angelo Sodano, Archbishop Francois Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan and Bishop Diarmuid

At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, journalists will process through the Holy Door at St. Paul's
Outside-the-Walls where, at 10, there will be an ecumenical celebration of the Word, presided
over by Cardinal Edward Cassidy. At 7:30 that evening in the basilica of St. Mary of the
Angels, there will be an organ concert.

Prior to the June 4 audience with the Holy Father, Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, president of the
central Jubilee committee, will celebrate Mass for the journalists.