VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Monday set a date next year to declare the sainthood of two of his most influential predecessors on the same day in what was taken as a gesture designed to promote unity within the Roman Catholic Church.
The two popes — John Paul II and John XXIII — will be canonized on April 27, Francis said during a meeting with cardinals at the Vatican. Some Vatican analysts said the decision to canonize two popes simultaneously was highly unusual, if not unparalleled. [Source]
Two popes canonized by two popes… what does it all mean?!
It means I am going back to Rome!the date has been confirmed there’s much to do in preparation. Contacts to make, flights to book, couches to surf, alms to beg, video equipment to borrow. I have the airfare costs all covered but if anyone feels so inclined to donate a small amount for accommodations, bus fare, and a gelato I would be forever grateful.
Sack all the Rome. Stalk all the Swiss Guard.