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Burning of JPII's letters would be senseless, cardinal says

Mar 7, 2014

By Elise Harris

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz addressed his controversial publishing of letters which John Paul II asked to be burned, affirming that the... Read more

Pope John Paul II.

Mexico Cathedral to receive John Paul II relic

Feb 4, 2014

The Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mexico City will open its Holy Door on Feb. 9 to receive a first-class... Read more

Pope John Paul II Visits United Nations.

Police recover stolen JPII relic, bishop forgives thieves

Jan 31, 2014

An Italian bishop has voiced forgiveness for those responsible for stealing a relic of the blood of Blessed Pope John... Read more

Blessed John Paul II.

Relic of John Paul II's blood stolen from Italian church

Jan 28, 2014

A reliquary containing drops of the blood of Blessed Pope John Paul II has been stolen from a church in... Read more

(L-R) Paul Tagliabue, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Sir Gilbert Levine, and Polish Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf.

DC concert to share message of Bl. John XXIII, John Paul II

Jan 20, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

An upcoming concert in Washington, D.C., will celebrate the lives and canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II,... Read more

Pope John Paul II Visits United Nations.

Vatican bureaucracy can leave Popes uninformed, JPII secretary reveals

Nov 7, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

At times, Blessed Pope John Paul II was not well informed by his associates, according to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

Recent Popes complement each other, Cardinal Dolan notes

Oct 4, 2013

Each of the last three Popes has had a different but complementary emphasis, highlighting different aspects of the faithful and... Read more

Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington D.C.

John Paul II shrine prepares for canonization with joy

Oct 3, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Upon hearing the official date for John Paul II’s canonization, the Washington, D.C., shrine dedicated to the former Pope is... Read more

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Benedict could attend canonizations, Vatican spokesman says

Oct 1, 2013

The director of the Holy See’s Press Office announced that Benedict XVI could participate in the canonization ceremony next April... Read more

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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

Blessed John Paul II.

Vatican seminar to explore John Paul II document on women

Sep 27, 2013

By Elise Harris

The Pontifical Council for the Laity is slated to hold a study seminar on one of Blessed John Paul II's... Read more

Reliquary of Pope John Paul II.

Indian archdiocese receives relic of Pope John Paul II

Sep 16, 2013

A reliquary containing a cloth with a drop of blood from Blessed Pope John Paul II will be displayed for... 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

Cardinal Angelo Comastri.

Cardinal says two soon-to-be saint Popes had 'great affinity'

Jul 20, 2013

A member of the Vatican department in charge of canonization says that John XXIII and John Paul II, both expected... Read more

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John Paul II film festival seeks movies 'that inspire'

Jul 18, 2013

Preparing for its fourth event in recent years, a Florida-based international film festival named for Pope John Paul II is... Read more

Vatican press office director Father Federico Lombardi appears at a March 5, 2013 press conference.

Consistory to pick canonization dates could be in September

Jul 8, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The director of the Holy See’s Press Office says the consistory of cardinals which will discuss the canonization of Bl.... Read more

Pope John Paul II Visits United Nations.

Former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to be canonized

Jul 5, 2013

Pope Francis has approved the cause for canonization of two previous Popes, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.  Read more

Pope John Paul II Visits United Nations.

Vatican theologians approve second miracle of John Paul II

Jun 19, 2013

Theologians at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a second miracle granted through the intercession of Blessed... Read more

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Peruvian bishop recalls 25th anniversary of John Paul II's visit

May 17, 2013

Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura recounted the Eucharistic love and call to holiness of Blessed Pope John Paul II... Read more

British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker.

Margaret Thatcher a 'staunch family champion,' ambassador says

Apr 9, 2013

After Pope Francis praised the Christian ethics of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the British ambassador to the Holy See... Read more