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It was the day of the four Successors of Peter. The first to appear on the dais of Saint Peters’ Basilica was the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Dressed in white he passed beneath the banners of the two...
Pope Francis issued a message of thanks on Sunday during his Regina Coeli address, following the canonization Mass of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II. The Pope thanked all of the pilgrims and the...
On Sunday, two popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, have joined the ranks of formally canonized saints of the Catholic church. In doing so, they will bring the number of popes who have been officially...
Catholic News Agency -- A group of Polish friends decided to run the whole way to Rome to be present for the canonizations of St. John Paul II and John XXIII, explaining that their key motivation was...
Following is a translation of the text of Pope Francis' video message to the Poles on occasion of canonization of John Paul II: Dear Fellow Countrymen of Blessed John Paul II! The canonization is now...
Tens of thousands of people continued to descend on St Peter’s Square and surrounding vantage points for the Canonization Mass of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.The celebration was presided...
Pope Francis hailed Saints John XXIII and John Paul II as “men of courage” and great faith, who listened to the Spirit of God, and “bore witness to God’s goodness and mercy” before the Church and the...
Costa Rican woman, Floribet Mora, who was cured miraculously of a cerebral aneurism through the intercession of John Paul II, has come to Rome for the canonization of the Polish Pope. The shock she...
Jorge Mario Bergoglio canonized the two Popes during a solemn mass in St. Peter’s Square after embracing Benedict XVI. The crowd broke into applause when the Pope Emeritus made his appearance. “...
With the canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II, Catholics around the world have been reflecting on the lives of heroic virtue led by these two beloved leaders of the Church. One...
Sunday April 27, St. Peter’s Square: this is the date and place for an event “never seen before in the whole of history: the [simultaneous] presence of two living Pope and two Pope saints” in the...
Up to a million pilgrims will be attending the canonisation Mass of Blessed Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, the city and Vicariate of Rome predict. Maurizio Pucci, chief coordinator of...
The meeting had already been included in the official schedule for the Pope’s trip to the Holy Land: at 10 am on Sunday 25 May--after President Abu Mazen’s courtesy visit--Pope Francis will meet and...
The Holy See has hosted a press briefing with the postulators for the causes of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II. The briefing was the first in a series of press conferences to be held this week...
Pope Francis celebrated the Easter Morning mass, with an assembly of about 150,000 gathered in St. Peter’s Square. After the mass, as is custom, he ascended to the loggia to pronounce his Easter...
The papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II are connected in their dedication to God and to lives of priestly service, a cardinal who worked with both of the pontiffs stressed. “The two Popes are...
Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, a priest of the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria, has been made second personal secretary to Pope Francis. The position is among the Pope’s closest collaborators, and...
The mayor of Rome has said that they were “ready, very ready” to welcome the 800,000 pilgrims expected to descend on the city on Apirl 27 for the Canonizations of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed...
Francis baptized 10 people from six countries at the Easter vigil, and urged Christians to rediscover the source of their faith by “returning to our first love, in order to receive the fire which...
“In the Cross we see the monstrosity of man, when we allow ourselves to be guided by evil; but we also see the immensity of God's mercy who does not treat us according to our sins, but according to...