The priestly figure should not be detached from the person of Paul. Saint Paul shows all of us a way of living, a way of creating a relationship with God. The priesthood is a privileged way, and as such it is not separated from all that Saint Paul himself is, what he teaches and tells us. Therefore, I believe that this association and connection between the Year for Priests and the Pauline Year is and will be very good and very important.
Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, emeritus archpriest of the Basilica of St Paul outside the Walls