John Paul II at Heaton Park

Three quarters of an hour before Mass at Manchester's Heaton Park on Monday morning, Pope John Paul II met the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Sir Immanuel Jakobovits at the Convent of the Poor Sisters of Nazareth in Manchester. He then travelled to Heaton Park where he ordained twelve men to the priesthood in front of a crowd of more than 200,000 people. During his sermon Pope John Paul had a message for the newly ordained: “You must be men of God, his close friends. You must develop daily patterns of prayer, and penance must be a regular part of your life.”


Pope John Paul II Mass at Heaton Park

Re-live Pope John Paul II's celebration of Mass at Heaton Park, Manchester in 1982.

Holy Mass with Priestly Ordinations, Homily of John Pope John Paul II, Manchester, 31 May 1982

My brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, I greet you in the joy of the Holy Spirit! The coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Church is for every Christian a...Read more