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Pope Francis paid Italian President Giorgio Napolitano an official visit this week at his residence on the Quirinal hill, one of Rome’s famous Seven Hills.In his address, he spoke of the political accords that unite Italy with the Vatican City State, and he spoke of his trips within Italy thus far in his pontifica...read more
Articles from section "John Paul II"
Pope Francis surprised a group of pilgrims and priests this morning by celebrating Mass in St Peter’s Basilica, at the St Sebastian Chapel where Blessed Pope John Paul II is buried. Every …read more
Tomorrow, Oct. 22, the liturgy offers us the memorial of Blessed John Paul II. It will be the last time this optional memorial is celebrated before his canonization this April. One may ask …read more
While greeting pilgrims from various countries attending today’s general audience, Pope Francis commemorated the 35th anniversary of Blessed John Paul II’s election to the papacy. Addressing …read more
The Vatican has confirmed that John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonized in the same ceremony on April 27, 2014. The date, which had been hinted at by Pope Francis, was confirmed by the …read more
In the first consistory that he has convened, Pope Francis has announced that the canonization of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII will be held on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 in Rome. …read more