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Canonization

 

Woman of mercy

Mother Teresa was “a generous dispenser of divine mercy” among the “abandoned and discarded”. She raised her voice before the powerful of the world “so ...

Like a magnet of the faith

To Franceso Maria Greco being a priest meant carrying out his mission like the Good Samaritan, who, on his way from Jerusalem to Jericho, “tends ...

Five new saints in the Jubilee year

On Tuesday, 15 March, Pope Francis held an Ordinary Public Consistory for the canonization of blesseds José Sánchez del Río, layman and martyr; Stanisław of ...

Saints

L'Osservatore Romano, the newspaper of the Holy See, has created a special 100 page full-colour commorative edition to mark the 27 April canonization of Pope ...

Saints of mercy

“Men of courage” who “bore witness before the Church and the world to God’s goodness and mercy”. Pope Francis thus defined John XXIII and John ...

Thanksgiving celebrations in St Peter's Square and at San Carlo al Corso

John Paul II was ever obedient “to the Gospel of Jesus, and for this, he was loved”. Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, ...

John Paul the coherent

On 4 April 2005, the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, celebrated Holy Mass in memory of John Paul II. The following ...

Blessed are you, because you believed!

“Blessed are you, beloved Pope John Paul II, because you believed!”. Pope Benedict XVI raised this prayer three years ago on Sunday, 1 May 2011 ...

A faith both traditional and open

Pope John XXIII was born and baptized on 25 November 1881, in the village of Sotto il Monte, Bergamo, Italy. One hundred years later, on ...

Videomessage to Poland

It was in his homeland that Karol Wojtyła “formed his heart, a heart that then swelled to universal dimensions”. Pope Francis said this in a ...

Pope Francis writes to the faithful of Bergamo

The holiness of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli sprouted in “a land of profound faith lived daily, of poor families but ones united in love for the ...

Roncalli and Wojtyła's paths in Asia

Asia is the cradle of all major religions; Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Islam, Shintoism and Sikhism. God sent his Prophets and ...

The Africa of Roncalli and Wojtyła

African pilgrims, in great numbers, will be among the five million expected at St Peter’s square and its environs for the canonization of two of ...

Men who loved God’s Chosen People

As the world prepares for the canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II on Sunday, 27 April, let us recall the unique ...

Two exemplary Christians

On Friday morning, 5 July, Pope Francis approved the votes in favour of the Canonization of Blessed John XXIII, from the ordinary session of cardinals ...

John XXIII and John Paul II

John XXIII and John Paul II “have two points of common reference: the Council, as an event of the Gospel of charity and of peace, ...

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Aug. 23, 2019