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Relic of Saint John Paul II makes pilgrimage to Cuba

Apr 14, 2015

Seventeen years after the historic visit of Saint John Paul II to Cuba, the Polish pope is returning to the... Read more

A West German man uses a hammer and chisel to chip off a piece of the Berlin Wall as a souvenir in November 1989 (Credi: U.S. Department of Defense).

Ruins of the Berlin Wall: what they whisper 25 years later

Nov 9, 2014

By Ann Schneible

What remains of the Berlin Wall discloses a subtle yet stark reminder for civilization to not “look to walls as... Read more

Icon of St. John Paul II in Santa Maria Church (Sant'Egidio community) in Rome.

John Paul II 'taught me how to be a person,' secretary recounts

Oct 28, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Saint John Paul II’s deep love for the world and for God continues to inspire people today to draw near... Read more

Mass is said at the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C., for the late Pope's optional memorial, Oct. 22, 2014.

Hundreds flock to US shrine to celebrate first feast of St John Paul II

Oct 22, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Hundreds of pilgrims and faithful from all states of life flocked to Washington, D.C.'s St. John Paul II Shrine on... Read more

Pope Saint John Paul II Shrine in Washington D.C., Oct. 8, 2014.

No secret to sanctity: JPII exhibit teaches universal call to holiness

Oct 10, 2014

By Matt Hadro

A state-of-the-art exhibit at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine will show that the late Pope’s example of holiness... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the airport in Rio de Janeiro.

Pope's Albania visit will draw from past, look to future

Sep 16, 2014

Pope Francis’ upcoming Albanian visit will highlight Mother Teresa, honor the martyrs of Albania’s atheistic past, and suggest the country’s... Read more

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First parish dedicated to John Paul II in Chinese-speaking world

Sep 16, 2014

The Diocese of Kaohsiung in Taiwan has become the first in the Chinese-speaking world to have a parish dedicated to... Read more

Tapestries of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II hang from the facade of St. Peter's Basilica shortly before their canonizations.

Sts John XXIII, John Paul II added to General Roman Calendar

Sep 12, 2014

The Congregation for Divine Worship on Thursday added Saints John XXIII and John Paul II to the universal calendar of... Read more

Pope Francis meets with seminarians from the Pontifical Roman universities on May 12, 2014.

Vatican releases schedule for Pope's trip to Albania

Jul 31, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis will make a one-day trip to Albania in September, during which he is slated to meet with local... Read more

Official logo, prayer for WYD Krakow 2016 announced

Jul 3, 2014

By Elise Harris

In a press conference held earlier today in Krakow, Poland, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz presented the official logo and prayer for... Read more

 Haylee McArthur speaks with CNA June 11, 2014.

Catholic high school's first graduates celebrate in Rome

Jun 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

The first graduating class of the U.S.-based John Paul II Catholic High School celebrated by making a pilgrimage to Rome... 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

Animated video on John Paul II aims to evangelize youth

May 14, 2014

By Elise Harris

In honor of the canonization of St. John Paul II, audiovisual resource page Catholic Link has created an animated video... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at St. Stanislaus parish in Rome on May 4, 2014.

Pope: Jesus journeys with us in the Eucharist

May 4, 2014

In his Sunday homily delivered at a Polish parish in Rome, Pope Francis meditated on the presence of Jesus Christ... Read more

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Archbishop Chaput recalls humanity, dynamism of John Paul II

May 3, 2014

In a recent interview with an Italian daily, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia discussed his memories of St. John Paul... Read more

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

JP2's call for new evangelization bears fruit in lay initiatives

May 1, 2014

By Kate Veik

With more than 350 lay missionaries serving on over 80 college campuses, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has... Read more

The statue of St. John Paul II was blessed after being installed in a poor neighborhood in the district of Puente Alto, of Santiago, Chile.

JPII statue finds home in largest poor neighborhood in Chile

Apr 29, 2014

A statue of St. John Paul II donated by the University of San Sebastian in Chile has been moved to... Read more

Entrance to the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Rome, April 25, 2014.

Academic institute carries forward JPII's vision of marriage, family

Apr 29, 2014

Pope John Paul II's enthusiasm for the vocation of marriage and family life is being carried forward today through an... 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

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Poor Brazilian parish becomes first to take St. John Paul II's name

Apr 28, 2014

A small parish in the poor neighborhood of Alagados in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, has become the first in the... Read more