VATICAN CITY, 28 APR 2011 (VIS) – Tomorrow morning the exhibit “John Paul II:  Homage of Benedict XVI for the Beatification” will open in the Charlemagne Wing of Bernini’s colonnades around St. Peter’s Square and remain open until 24 July.

The exhibition, organized by the Governorate of the Vatican City State in collaboration with the Polish Embassy to the Holy See and the Polish Culture and Heritage Ministry, is divided into 15 sections illustrating the life and pontificate of Karol Wojtyla, from his infancy and childhood in Wadowice to the last stage of his life and solemn funeral on 8 April 2005. With a wealth of detail it presents all the moments and aspects of the life of the newly beatified pope.

During the exhibit’s inaugural ceremony, in the presence of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, and various other figures, the official stamps issued jointly by the Vatican City State and Poczta Polska (Polish Post) will be presented.
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