Italians Watch the Canonization in 3D Glasses

Watching canonization w 3D glasses

An amazing photo from Bergamo, the northern Italy town which was the birthplace of Pope John XXIII.At the parish church in Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, the faithful who did not brave the crowds at St. Peter's Square to attend the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II in person gather to do the next best thing:  They're watching the screening with the aid of 3D glasses.AP photo by Luca Bruno.See this and other amazing photos of the Canonization at The … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Two Popes to Be Canonized on Divine Mercy Sunday

John Paul II

It’s official!  Pope Francis has just announced that two former popes, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII, will be made saints on April 27, 2014—Divine Mercy Sunday. BLESSED POPE JOHN XXIII, born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was affectionately known as the “Good Pope” (in Italian, "il Papa Buono").  He led the Catholic Church from October 1958 to his death in 1963.Pope John XXIII was 77 years old when elected to the papacy, and some first thought that he would be a “car … [Read more...]

The Two Canonizations: Don’t Pack Your Bag Yet!

Blessed Pope John Paul II

When will Pope Francis canonize his two predecessors, Blessed Pope John Paul II and Blessed Pope John XXIII?Early speculation regarding the date for Blessed Pope John Paul II was October 20—the nearest Sunday to JPII’s October 22 feast day.    Then it was announced that Pope Francis had also cleared the way for Pope John XXIII to be canonized.  Would the date be changed?But now, Catholic News Service seems to have gotten the inside scoop.  Cindy … [Read more...]