St. John Vianney, pictured in a stained-glass window, is widely known to Catholics as the Cure d’Ars who won over the hearts of his villagers in France by visiting with them, teaching them about God and reconciling people to the Lord in the confessional. Pope Benedict XVI is to declare the saint as patron of all priests during the jubilee year for priests, which begins June 19. At present St. John Vianney is considered the patron saint of parish priests. His feast day is Aug. 1. (CNS photo/Crosiers) (April 16, 2009)

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