February 22 is the liturgical feast of the Chair of Peter, Apostle. Each year on that date, the Apostolic College of Minor Penitentiaries in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican celebrates its own feast day.

This year the celebration was postponed to Wednesday, February 28, 2018. This was because the Roman Curia was on retreat during February 18- 23.
The Vatican College’s feast day served as a good opportunity to get to know the confessors from the other papal basilicas in Rome, as well as meet the officials and employees of the Apostolic Penitentiary.
This year’s celebration was graced by the presence of His Eminence, Mauro Cardinal PIACENZA, Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary; the Reverend Krzysztof NYKIEL, Regent of the Penitentiary; and Friar Vincenzo MARCOLI, Secretary General of the Friars Minor Conventual.

Friar Lucjan M. BOGUCKI; / Photo: Friar Ryszard PAROL