Pope St. John Paul II

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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

Clergy section at the April 27 Canonization Mass in St. Peter's Square.

Deacons find vocational inspiration in saintly papal witness

Apr 28, 2014

The April 27 canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII are a source of spiritual inspiration for young... Read more

Swiss Guards march through Vatican City.

Former Swiss Guard recalls John Paul II's love for humanity

Apr 27, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The life of St. John Paul II was characterized by an intense love for both God and the human person,... Read more

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

Apr 27, 2014

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

Apr 27, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Apr 26, 2014

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

Kasia Kozba, 18, participates in Mass with the Knights of Columbus in Rome on April 26, 2014.

Polish youth in Rome: John Paul II is 'our pride'

Apr 26, 2014

By Elise Harris

Having traveled 20 hours for the canonization of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII, Polish youth voiced their excitement... Read more

Camp Wojtyla counselors listen to a homily during their summer training.

John Paul II remembered for influential love of youth, nature

Apr 26, 2014

By Hillary Mast

Pope John Paul II’s love for young people and nature was based on a profound understanding of the link that... Read more

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

Benedict XVI to concelebrate at canonization Mass

Apr 26, 2014

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