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Pope John XXIII’s coronation

What was Vatican II all about? 10 quotes from St. John XXIII’s opening speech

Oct 11, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The pope convened Vatican II with the aim of responding to the challenges of the day and finding new ways... Read more

Vatican II in session, circa 1962-1965

Vatican II at 60: A timeline of key moments

Oct 11, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Oct. 11 marks the 60th anniversary of a monumental event in the history of the Catholic Church: the gathering in... Read more

Pope Francis meets with former prostitutes assisted by the Pope John XXIII Community in Rome Aug. 12, 2016.

Former prostitutes get special visit from Pope Francis

Aug 12, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has visited a special community for women freed from prostitution and violent abuse as his latest ‘Mercy Friday’... Read more

Pope John XXIII with then- Monsignor Loris Capovilla, who died May 26, 2016.

Cardinal Capovilla remembered as close friend of Saint John XXIII

May 27, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Loris Capovilla, St. John XXIII’s personal secretary, died May 26 at the age of 100. He had been the... Read more

Pilgrims from Roncalli Newman Parish in La Crosse, Wis.

Parish named for John XXIII travels from Wis. for canonization

Apr 26, 2014

A pilgrim group from Roncalli Newman Parish in La Crosse, Wisc., has journeyed to Rome for the canonization of Pope... Read more

Minor Basilica of San Marco Evangelista al Campidoglio in Rome, July 2012.

Ancient Roman church to host English pre-canonization prayer vigil

Apr 24, 2014

On April 26, the evening before the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, English speaking pilgrims... Read more

Monsignor Slawomir Oder and Father Giovangiuseppe Califano at the Holy See Press Office on APril 22, 2014.

Postulators reflect on humanity of John Paul II, John XXIII

Apr 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

The postulators of the canonization causes for both John Paul II and John XXIII told journalists at the Vatican that... 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 Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on October 2, 2013.

Pope stresses relevance of Bl. John XXIII's peace encyclical

Oct 3, 2013

Bl. Pope John XXIII’s encyclical on peace should remind everyone of the need to “build peace on the example of... Read more


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

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

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 Francis prays in front of Blessed John XXIII's tomb on June 3, 2013 in St. Peter's Basilica.

Obey God to build peace, Pope tells John XXIII devotees

Jun 4, 2013

Imitate Blessed John XXIII by growing in obedience to God and self-mastery to achieve peace, Pope Francis urged as he... Read more