Saints-to-be John Paul II and John XXIII

The Diocese of Rome has launched a special website for the upcoming canonizations of John Paul II and John XXIII.

The site offers biographies of the two Popes and explains why they will be recognized as saints after the April 27 canonization Mass – which will be broadcast live on the website.


The website provides news about the canonization and related events.

The site provides special prayers to John Paul II and John XXIII.

“O Saint John Paul, from Heaven’s window, where we see you alongside Mary, make the blessing of God come down upon us,” the prayer to the Polish Pope reads.

The prayer to John XXIII says in part: “Obtain for us the wisdom of heart to love everyone as our brothers and sisters, to forgive and embrace the erring, to foster that which breaks down the barriers of misunderstanding among people and nations, to suppress our own selfishness, and to generate a fruitful unity of spirit.”

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