Archive of April 27, 2014

Former Swiss Guard recalls John Paul II's love for humanity

Apr 27, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- The life of St. John Paul II was characterized by an intense love for both God and the human person, reflected a former member of the Swiss Guard who helped to protect the pontiff.

Candle-bearer holds prayers in her heart during canonization

Apr 27, 2014 - 02:05 pm .- One young woman's participation in today's canonization liturgy offered a special opportunity for intercessory prayer.

Book details collaboration of Roncalli and his Venetian chancellor

Apr 27, 2014 - 10:06 am .- A book published this month in Italian reveals the collaborative relationship between John XXIII, when he was Patriarch of Venice, and his chancellor at the time, Fr. Sergio Sambin.

Polish pilgrims run 1,200 miles to celebrate in Rome

Apr 27, 2014 - 09:28 am .- 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 to give “thanks.”

Pope: Christ’s wounds are sign of God’s love

Apr 27, 2014 - 04:40 am .- At the canonization Mass for Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of Christ’s suffering as a visible sign of divine love.

Popes John Paul II, John XXIII officially declared saints

Apr 27, 2014 - 02:29 am .- In a packed St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis officially declared former pontiffs John Paul II and John XXIII as Saints.

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