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Friends, scholars recount sanctity of 'Good Pope John'

Apr 23, 2014 - 04:08 pm .- At a conference held at the Vatican Wednesday, a scholar on Bl. John XXIII and the Pope's one-time butler both spoke about his kindness and charity ahead of his canonization, which will occur April 27 along with that of John Paul II.

Postulators reflect on humanity of John Paul II, John XXIII

Apr 23, 2014 - 06:26 am .- The postulators of the canonization causes for both John Paul II and John XXIII told journalists at the Vatican that the soon-to-be-saints also had faults which show their “humanity.”

Resurrection pours 'fresh hope' on the world, Pope reflects

Apr 23, 2014 - 05:22 am .- During his general audience Wednesday Pope Francis emphasized the certainty of Christ's presence in the world today, noting how his resurrection invites us to reject sin and open ourselves to joy and hope.

Cardinal: dedication to God links John XXIII, John Paul II

Apr 22, 2014 - 04:29 am .- 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.

Philippines issue new stamps of Blessed John Paul II, John XXIII

Apr 22, 2014 - 04:22 am .- Following the presentation of a new stamp of Pope Francis, Philippine postmaster Maria De la Cruz revealed that they will also release stamps honoring Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII for their canonization.

Coptic priest appointed personal secretary to Pope Francis

Apr 22, 2014 - 12:08 am .- It was made known Thursday that Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, a priest of the Coptic Patriarchate of Alexandria, has been made second personal secretary to Pope Francis.

Spread 'joyous wonder' of Easter, Pope tells Christians

Apr 21, 2014 - 11:46 am .- Pope Francis on Monday exhorted the Christian faithful to spread the joy of Easter to others.

'Love has triumphed over hatred,' says Pope on Easter

Apr 20, 2014 - 05:45 am .- In his Easter “urbi et orbi” Easter message “to the city and the world,” Pope Francis focused on the victory of love brought about through Christ’s death and resurrection.

Pope: Easter invites return to our first encounter with Jesus

Apr 19, 2014 - 02:11 pm .- In his homily for the Easter Vigil Pope Francis encouraged those present to remember the moment they first felt the love of God, saying that Jesus' resurrection is a time to relive this experience anew.

Papal preacher slams 'curse' of money-driven corruption

Apr 18, 2014 - 11:17 am .- In his homily for Good Friday’s Passion liturgy, Papal Preacher Raniero Cantalamessa decried the poisonous actions of those who exploit others for financial gain, urging all to repent of their sin.

Pope urges faithful to serve with radical love of Jesus

Apr 17, 2014 - 12:49 pm .- During his homily for Holy Thursday’s Mass at a center for disabled persons, Pope Francis reflected on how Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, calling it an act of loving service that we ought to imitate.

Priests must anoint others with oil of gladness, Pope reflects

Apr 17, 2014 - 04:54 am .- In his homily given during the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the joy of the priestly vocation, saying a cleric “is useless” unless his happiness is found in the grace of God.

John XXIII, John Paul II linked by love of dialogue with world

Apr 17, 2014 - 12:02 am .- John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be canonized April 27, are “bound together” by their love for addressing the world in conversation, a cardinal who worked with them both has said.

Pope is bringing human trafficking into public eye, ambassador says

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:35 pm .- Pope Francis is contributing to the fight against human trafficking by making the matter a frequent point of public discourse, says a U.S. ambassador who specializes in the subject.  

Vatican to launch webpage detailing work of Popes on women

Apr 16, 2014 - 10:25 am .- Leading up to the canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII, the Pontifical Council for the Laity will publish a new webpage highlighting the emphasis both pontiffs placed on the role of women.

Pope Francis: kiss the crucifix, kiss the wounds of Jesus

Apr 16, 2014 - 05:00 am .- In his general audience address Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of suffering and evil, explaining that it is a mystery which finds its answer in the passion and death of Jesus, who endured it for each of us.

John Paul II: a man indispensable to the fall of the Soviet Union

Apr 16, 2014 - 04:03 am .- Bl. John Paul II’s key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact can be attributed to his vision of the human being, informed by personalism and the Catholic faith.

Holy See testimony on torture a UN treaty obligation, spokesman notes

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:01 am .- The Holy See's press officer said Tuesday that its report on an anti-torture agreement which will be made to the U.N. next month is routine, and a part of its obligations as a signatory to the treaty.

Pope Francis will give Gospels to the imprisoned for Holy Week

Apr 15, 2014 - 10:39 am .- The Holy See announced earlier today that those incarcerated at the Roman prison “Regina Coeli” will receive a pocket-sized copy of the Gospels as a gift from Pope Francis for Easter.

'I can't leave my people': Priest killed in Syria hailed as martyr

Apr 15, 2014 - 07:21 am .- Days after Dutch priest Fr. Frans van der Lugt was murdered in Syria, a close young friend recalled his saintly life, noting both his personal holiness and extraordinary advances in Christian-Muslim relations.

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