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Tim K. Murphy wrote:

Dear Sir,

For the past hour, I have exhaustively searched among many Catholic and non-Catholic search engines and web sites for the text of the Act of Pardon made by John Paul II on March 12, 2000 — to no avail.

I would, of course, still like to see the fruits of my labor rewarded with the said text.

  • Can you help?
  • Why is it so hard to find?


  { Can you help me find the Act of Pardon made by Pope John Paul II in March of 2000? }

Mike replied:

Hi, Tim —

See the [JPG]and [BMP] attachments. I believe this is what you are looking for.

Setting it as your PC Wallpaper

  • Just dump the BMP in your windows directory
  • Right click on an empty area on our desktop and choose:


then go to the Desktop tab and select the appropriate [graphic|picture].


Click on one of the above links and right click on the picture then choose:

Set as Background

It makes a great desktop background. In the display properties, I set mine to Center.

You'll surprise your Jewish friends. I've typed out the text of the Pardon below.


God of our fathers,
you chose Abraham and his descendants
to bring your Name to the Nations:
we are deeply saddened
by the behaviour of those
who in the course of history
have caused these children of yours to suffer,
and asking your forgiveness
we wish to commit ourselves
to genuine brotherhood
with the people of the Covenant.

Jerusalem, 26 March 2000

Act of Pardon with the Signature of Pope John Paul II

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