October 22nd marks the first time the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Blessed John Paul II . To mark this occasion two podcasts are available for you to listen.

Podcasts

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Podcast 1Insights into the character of Blessed Pope John Paul
This year, the Church has a new feast day after October the 22nd was chosen as the date on which we remember the figure of Blessed Pope John Paul II who was installed as pope on this date in 1978.  We look back at the personality of the man Karol Wojtyla, with the help of George Weigel, his friend and biographer and John Allen, one of the world’s leading commentators on Vatican Affairs.

Podcast 2 – Watching Him Pray
October 22nd marks the first time the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Blessed John Paul II . To mark this occasion we bring you a programme focusing on the prayer life of this Polish Pontiff.  We do this by speaking to one of his closest advisors and chief organiser of almost all of this Pope’s journeys abroad who shares with us his personal memories . He’s Jesuit Cardinal Roberto Tucci.  A programme presented and produced by Veronica Scarisbrick .