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Portrait of Pope Saint John XXIII, CC 4.0 via Wikipedia.

Pope John XXIII a testimony to 'the strength of goodness'

Oct 11, 2017

By Elise Harris

The life of Pope John XXIII shows the saint's deep spiritual nature, as well as his great kindness towards others,... Read more

The images of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II hanging from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 25, 2014.

New Pope saints credited with fostering theology of women

May 18, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Women in the Church offered praise for the works of newly-canonized Saints John XXIII and John Paul II, saying that... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Comastri celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving for Pope St. John Paul II in St. Peter's Square on April 28, 2014.

Masses of Thanksgiving offered in Rome for new Pope saints

Apr 28, 2014

By Elise Harris

Following the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XIII, Church officials presided over two Masses of Thanksgiving, drawing... Read more

Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, who was elected John XXIII, shown while Patriarch of Venice, a post he held from 1953 to 1958.

Book details collaboration of Roncalli and his Venetian chancellor

Apr 27, 2014

A book published this month in Italian reveals the collaborative relationship between John XXIII, when he was Patriarch of Venice,... Read more

Pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for the Pope's Wednesday general audience on October 2, 2013.

Canonization Mass may draw 1,000 bishop concelebrants

Apr 24, 2014

Holy See Press Office director Father Federico Lombardi said that as many as 150 cardinals and 1,000 bishops will concelebrate... Read more

(L-R) Guido Gosso, Fr. Federico Lombardi, and Msgr. Battista Angelo Pansa at the April 23, 2014 conference on Bl. John XXIII.

Friends, scholars recount sanctity of 'Good Pope John'

Apr 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

At a conference held at the Vatican Wednesday, a scholar on Bl. John XXIII and the Pope's one-time butler both... Read more

Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington D.C., Oct 2, 2013.

Knights of Columbus prepares to celebrate papal canonizations

Apr 23, 2014

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor major celebrations of the double canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John... Read more

Bl. Pope John Paul II and Bl. Pope John XXIII.

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

Apr 22, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II are connected in their dedication to God and to lives of... Read more

Bl. Pope John XXIII's tomb at St. Peter's Basilica.

Spanish archbishop encourages faithful to attend canonizations

Apr 2, 2014

Archbishop Jose Ansejo Pelegrina of Seville, Spain, has issued a pastoral letter inviting Catholics to take part in pilgrimages to... Read more

Bl. John Paul II and Bl. John XXIII, who will be canonized April 27.

Papal canonizations to be a spiritual event, cardinal stresses

Mar 31, 2014

By Elise Harris

At a Monday news conference detailing preparations for the canonization of Bl. John Paul II and Bl. John XXIII, the... Read more

Blessed John Paul II

John Paul II, John XXIII to be canonized Divine Mercy Sunday

Sep 30, 2013

By Elise Harris

The Vatican has announced that former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII are slated to be canonized this coming... Read more

Pope John Paul II visits United Nations.

Canonization date of late Popes to be announced in September

Aug 20, 2013

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis plans to hold a consistory Sept. 30 to formally approve the sainthood of Blesseds John Paul II and... Read more