The Vatican has designated the Cathedral of Saint Paul to be the first national shrine in honor of the Apostle Paul. This special distinction was granted by the Office of the Holy See and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, following a request by The Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
This will be the first national shrine in the State of Minnesota and the only national shrine in North America dedicated to honor Saint Paul.
According to canon (church) law, “The term shrine signifies a church or other sacred place to which the faithful make pilgrimages for a particular pious reason with the approval of the local ordinary (bishop).” More
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Cathedral of St. Paul designated National Shrine
News from from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis: