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Apr 26, 2014 - 05:39 am .- In honor of the canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII the Knights donated two fields in Rome where Polish pilgrims can camp, initiating the weekend with a Mass led by their Supreme chaplain.
Mar 15, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- As many as 5 million people could travel to Rome for the April 27 canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II, and are expected to arrive beginning on Good Friday, April 18.
Mar 12, 2014 - 06:02 am .- In private letters of Bl. John Paul II which have been published by his former secretary, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the pontiff reflects on the three theological virtues, emphasizing that Mary is the highest example of each.
Mar 11, 2014 - 06:09 am .- The personal notes of JPII published by former secretary Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, which the pontiff asked to be burned, reveal the depth of the Blessed's keen knowledge of the mystery of the Trinity.
Mar 7, 2014 - 04:05 am .- Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz addressed his controversial publishing of letters which John Paul II asked to be burned, affirming that the decision is prudent as the letters are “a good for humanity.”
Feb 4, 2014 - 06:27 pm .- The Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mexico City will open its Holy Door on Feb. 9 to receive a first-class relic of Blessed John Paul II, as well as a painting and a skullcap used by the late pontiff.
Jan 28, 2014 - 02:25 pm .- A reliquary containing drops of the blood of Blessed Pope John Paul II has been stolen from a church in central Italy.
Sep 30, 2013 - 03:34 am .- The Vatican has announced that former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII are slated to be canonized this coming spring.
Sep 27, 2013 - 04:07 am .- The Pontifical Council for the Laity is slated to hold a study seminar on one of Blessed John Paul II's documents discussing the dignity of women and their role modern society.
Sep 16, 2013 - 02:55 pm .- A reliquary containing a cloth with a drop of blood from Blessed Pope John Paul II will be displayed for veneration in a Marian Basilica in the Archdiocese of Bombay, India.
Aug 20, 2013 - 03:53 pm .- Pope Francis plans to hold a consistory Sept. 30 to formally approve the sainthood of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII, during which the official date of the canonizations will be announced.
Jul 5, 2013 - 07:38 am .- Pope Francis has approved the cause for canonization of two previous Popes, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.
Jun 19, 2013 - 12:19 pm .- Theologians at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints have approved a second miracle granted through the intercession of Blessed John Paul II, moving him closer to being declared a saint.
May 17, 2013 - 04:00 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura recounted the Eucharistic love and call to holiness of Blessed Pope John Paul II on his second visit to Peru, 25 years ago.
Apr 4, 2013 - 12:03 am .- On the eighth anniversary of the death of Blessed Pope John Paul II, the chaplain of a shrine in his memory explained that the Pope called others to holiness through the witness of his own life.   
Apr 2, 2013 - 10:53 am .- On the eighth anniversary of Blessed John Paul II’s death, the Vatican official in charge of overseeing his canonization process says that people see some of him in Pope Francis.
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- The Vatican’s continuing work on Blessed John Paul II’s cause for sainthood cannot currently be made public, said the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints.
Feb 20, 2013 - 06:50 am .- The streets of Rome are beginning to fill with pilgrims coming to see Benedict XVI for one last time, bringing to mind the crowds that flocked to his predecessor and raising the question of how the crowds of the current Pope compare with those.
Oct 22, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- The Congregation for Divine Worship has approved the celebration of Blessed John Paul II's feast day in the dioceses of the United States, after setting the feast day for Oct. 22.
Aug 30, 2012 - 12:01 pm .- Police quickly recovered a vile of Blessed John Paul II's blood, which was stolen on Aug. 28 in the city of Marina di Cerveteri while being taken by train to a shrine in northern Italy.