Friday, November 5, 2010

Catholics Hanging Out in GPII

A crypt near St. Peter's Square in Rome got a facelift recently.

Once carrying tombs of cardinals, now, it now also moves to the vibe of young adult Catholics having a glass of wine, or meeting others after work.

GPII, an abbreviation for Giovanni Paolo II, is the name of the club after the late Pope John Paul II.

Rev. Maurizio Mirilli, who heads youth ministry in Rome's Catholic Church morphed the place into a watering hole as a way of attracting back young adults to the church they're leaving.

Not only a club, but a confessional is coming and a counseling center also.

With Pope Benedict's blessing, one regular said "it's about time they woke up."

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