Pope John Xxiii

April 28, 2014

The Day of the Four Popes

April 28, 2014

Deacons Inspired by Saintly Papal Witness

One man from England noted that the four popes' involvement in the canonization Mass made a significant impression on him.

April 27, 2014

Pilgrims Pack Rome, Forge Friendships and Memories

April 27, 2014

Archbishop Lori: Grace From Canonizations Will Strengthen Church’s Mission of Evangelization

Baltimore’s shepherd said he hopes ‘authentic renewal of the Church’ will spring from the Divine Mercy Sunday canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

April 25, 2014

Pope Francis Thanks Poland and Bergamo for the Gift of Two Saints

The Holy Father said their holiness continues to inspire the faithful today.

April 25, 2014

Rome Girds for the Canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II

Upwards of 1 million pilgrims are expected to attend canonization ceremonies.

April 22, 2014

Philippines Issues New Stamps of Blessed John Paul II, John XXIII

The country’s postmaster said a large delegation of Filipinos is heading to Rome for the canonization ceremonies.

April 17, 2014

John XXIII, John Paul II Linked by Their Love of Constructive Dialogue With the World

Cardinal Paul Poupard, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture, remembers the two popes.

March 7, 2014

Archbishop Fulton Sheen Alleged Miracle Passes Major Vatican Test

The Vatican’s medical team unanimously approved the healing of a stillborn baby as unexplainable by science, marking a major step toward the beatification of the beloved American archbishop.

February 5, 2014

Mexico Cathedral to Receive Blessed John Paul II Relic

The reliquary, which will contain a vial of blood, will be housed in a life-size wax sculpture of John Paul II.

November 8, 2013

Marco Roncalli on His Great-Uncle, Blessed John XXIII

The great-nephew of the soon-to-be canonized pope will publish a new book on his famous relative, in time for the April 27 ceremony in Rome.

October 1, 2013

Tributes to John XXIII and John Paul II Pour in After Canonization Announcement

Praise for the soon-to-be saints abounds.

September 30, 2013

It’s Official: John Paul II and John XXIII to Be Canonized April 27

According to the Vatican decree: “Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II will be enrolled among the saints on April 27, 2014, the Second Sunday of Easter, of the Divine Mercy.”

September 3, 2013

Report: Pope Francis Says John Paul II to Be Canonized April 27

The Vatican has yet to confirm this date, which will likely include the canonization of Pope John XXIII. The papal spokesman says the official announcement will be made after the Sept. 30 consistory.

July 9, 2013

Consistory to Pick John Paul II, John XXIII Canonization Date Set for Fall

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the canonization would follow approximately three months after the consistory.

July 5, 2013

It’s Official: John Paul II and John XXIII to Be Canonized

Pope Francis approves decree on the second miracle attributed to John Paul’s intercession, and in an unusual move, he approves a ‘favorable vote’ for John XXIII’s sainthood.

December 20, 2012

'Humanae Vitae' Author Pope Paul VI Moves Toward Sainthood

Pope Benedict XVI said his predecessor had 'heroic virtue' on Dec. 20.

October 12, 2012

Pope: Vatican II Opened With "Extraordinary Expectation"

The Holy Father issues a new reflection on the Second Vatican Council

September 28, 2012

Religious Liberty Allows ‘Voice of Faith to Function as the Conscience of Society’

Cardinal Donald Wuerl warns against the rising dominance of a ‘monolithic secular point of view’ and offers Dignitatis Humanae, the groundbreaking Vatican II document, as an antidote.

April 30, 2012

Pope Says Forgiveness Is Key to Peace in the World

The Holy Father commended work of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences to Mary, Queen of Peace.

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