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Canonizations - Latest News
Jan 15, 2015 - 05:24 am .- In a surprise addition to his fall 2015 trip to the U.S., Pope Francis is planning to canonize the founder of California's first missions, Bl. Junipero Serra.
Jan 13, 2015 - 10:28 pm .- In Saint Joseph we see a powerful sign of God's goodness and love for the people of Sri Lanka. But we also see in him a challenge to persevere in the paths of the Gospel, to grow in holiness ourselves, and to testify to the Gospel message of reconciliation to which he dedicated his life.
Nov 24, 2014 - 12:05 pm .- God's love is the “source” and “destination” of all holiness, said Pope Francis on Nov. 24, speaking of India's newly declared saints ahead of a Mass of thanksgiving in the Vatican.
Nov 22, 2014 - 05:25 pm .- Two new Indian Catholic saints to be canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday were known for their deep spiritual life and their intercession in helping families, say two Catholics who find deep inspiration in their sanctity.
Sep 4, 2014 - 07:32 am .- In the wake of the suspension of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's cause for canonization due to an ownership dispute of his remains, the office promoting his sainthood says it doesn't expect the halt to last long.
Apr 28, 2014 - 07:41 pm .- U.S. president Barack Obama issued a statement Monday noting the canonization of both John XXIII and John Paul II over the weekend, paying tribute to their work in the Church and society.
Apr 28, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- Following the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XIII, Church officials presided over two Masses of Thanksgiving, drawing attention to the saints’ enormous contributions to the Church and to society.
Apr 28, 2014 - 04:47 am .- The April 27 canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII are a source of spiritual inspiration for young men on the path to priesthood.
Apr 27, 2014 - 04:40 am .- At the canonization Mass for Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of Christ’s suffering as a visible sign of divine love.
Apr 27, 2014 - 02:29 am .- In a packed St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis officially declared former pontiffs John Paul II and John XXIII as Saints.
Apr 26, 2014 - 08:45 pm .- Parishes throughout the city of Rome were filled the evening of April 26 with pilgrims spending the night in prayer in anticipation of the next day’s canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
Apr 26, 2014 - 06:09 am .- The Holy See’s press office has announced that retired pontiff Benedict XVI will be a concelebrant at Sunday’s Mass and canonizations of John Paul II and John XXIII.
Apr 24, 2014 - 06:44 pm .- Holy See Press Office director Father Federico Lombardi said that as many as 150 cardinals and 1,000 bishops will concelebrate the April 27 canonization Mass for Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.
Apr 24, 2014 - 02:30 am .- On April 26, the evening before the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, English speaking pilgrims from across the globe will gather at San Marco al Campidoglio in Rome.
Apr 23, 2014 - 04:05 pm .- The Knights of Columbus will sponsor major celebrations of the double canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in several U.S. cities, in addition to providing financial and logistical support in Rome.
Apr 23, 2014 - 12:47 pm .- In a rare interview, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recalled his close friendship with Blessed John Paul II, saying that the pontiff’s sanctity and deep spirituality were apparent during his life.
Apr 22, 2014 - 04:29 am .- The papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II are connected in their dedication to God and to lives of priestly service, a cardinal who worked with both of the pontiffs stressed.
Apr 2, 2014 - 04:38 pm .- Archbishop Jose Ansejo Pelegrina of Seville, Spain, has issued a pastoral letter inviting Catholics to take part in pilgrimages to Rome to attend the April 27 canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.  
Mar 1, 2014 - 08:33 am .- The restoration of the Bernini colonnade and other historic pieces in St. Peter’s Square will be finished by Easter, in time for the canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
Jan 28, 2014 - 04:36 am .- During a Monday meeting with the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis approved the “heroic virtue” of eight Servants of God, which now allows their public veneration.

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