VATICAN CITY — At a Monday news conference detailing preparations for the canonization of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII, the Holy See announced initiatives designed to help the Church live the event in a spiritual way.
“This is a spiritual event … not just a worldly happening. It is a feast of holiness,” Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar general of the Diocese of Rome, said March 31 of the Holy See’s preparations for the April canonization of the two late bishops of Rome.
Announced by Pope Francis in September, the canonizations will take place April 27, Divine Mercy Sunday.
Cardinal Vallini expressed that, although we might be used to hearing about saints, these two men are...READ MORE