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The Council of Cardinals, or C8, that is assisting the Pope with the reform of the Roman Curia and the government of the universal Church, has met with Secretary of the Synod Cardinal Lorenzo...
A “million-woman march” has been organized in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, in protest of Boko Haram’s recent abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls. The abduction occurred at a school in Chibok, a...
Since the announcement of their canonization was made by the Vatican, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are everywhere in pictures. Christians rejoice to have the intercession of two new saints who...
The canonization of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli and of Karol Wojtyła was an unprecedented event of great interest to many people, not only Catholics, and it will certainly go down in history. Never...
“John XXIII and John Paul II cooperated with the Holy Spirit in renewing and updating the Church in keeping with her pristine features, those features which the saints have given her throughout the...
The Catholic Church's two newest saints were "popes of the twentieth century" and "were not afraid to look upon the wounds of Christ," said Pope Francis on Sunday. "They lived through the tragic...
Employment and decent work for all is the best route out of poverty in the world. That’s the conviction behind a two-day meeting taking place here in Rome under the auspices of the Pontifical Justice...
John and John Paul, the two saints who have been canonized by Pope Francis, have something in common: a significant number of people wanted them to be proclaimed saints right after their death. In...
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...