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Pope Francis presides over canonization Mass for Saints John Paul II and John XXIII on April 27, 2014

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

At the canonization Mass for Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis emphasized the... 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

Popes John Paul II, John XXIII officially declared saints

In a packed St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis officially declared former pontiffs John... Read more

Pilgrims participate in White Night of Prayer on eve of the April 27, 2014 canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII.

Pilgrims fill Roman churches in vigils before canonizations

Parishes throughout the city of Rome were filled the evening of April 26 with pilgrims spending the night in prayer... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square, April 18, 2012.

Benedict XVI to concelebrate at canonization Mass

The Holy See’s press office has announced that retired pontiff Benedict XVI will be a concelebrant at Sunday’s Mass and... Read more

Archbishop William Lori celebrates Mass with with Knights of Columbus for Polish pilgrims in Rome on April 26, 2014

Knights of Columbus host Mass for Polish pilgrims in Rome

In honor of the canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII the Knights donated two fields in Rome... Read more

Philippine stamp commemorating April 27, 2014 canonization of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII.

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

Following the presentation of a new stamp of Pope Francis, Philippine postmaster Maria De la Cruz revealed that they will... Read more

Ana Christina Villa works on the webpage containing Bl. John XXIII's writings on women

Vatican to launch webpage detailing work of Popes on women

Leading up to the canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII, the Pontifical Council for the Laity will... Read more

Bl. John XXIII's tomb under the altar of St. Jerome in St. Peter's Basilica.

Up to 5 million may go to Rome for Papal canonizations

As many as 5 million people could travel to Rome for the April 27 canonization of John XXIII and John... Read more