Holland during May and in Nor way during July.
The celebrations in the Netherlands will commemorate the first centenary of the establishment of the Hierarchy there.
In Norway, Catholics are to celebrate the eighth centenary of the establishment of the Hierarchy, which was affected by Cardinal Nicholas Breakspear—the Englishman who became Pope Adrian IV—acting as Papal Legate in I 153.
Because of the flood disaster in the Netherlands, the celebrations in
Utrecht have been cut from four days to two.
The principal ceremony will be Pontifical High Mass in the Utrecht Stadium by the Papal Legate -whose name has yet to be announced—who will also preach during the Mass.
This Mass will be televised by the Catholic broadcasting station at Hilversum.
The Legate and the other Cardinals and Bishops from abroad will be solemnly received on May 16.
One of Norway's principal schools. Oslo Katedralskole. founded by the future English Pope, has been celebrating its eighth centenary this week.