VATICAN CITY (RNS) For the first time, viewers will be able to watch the historic canonizations of Pope John Paul II and John XXIII live in 3-D movie theaters in 20 countries across North and South America and Europe.
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ROME (RNS) “The reality that John Paul II was a saint became increasingly apparent to me in the years I worked together with him,” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said.
ROME (RNS) The thief or thieves made off with a large crucifix and a gold reliquary containing the vial of the blood of John Paul, who will be proclaimed a saint in April.
(ROME) As U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, Thomas Melady he was instrumental in influencing Pope John Paul II’s Vatican to recognize Israel as a sovereign state.
ROME (RNS) Paul VI was a pivotal pope for the Roman Catholic Church, even as he is sometimes overshadowed by the more charismatic papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II.
(RNS) Escaping the “gilded cage” of the papal apartments has been a dream of many popes who fear losing touch with ordinary life. Here are five examples, mostly true, of other Catholic churchmen who have gone off the grid.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is starting to raise the political profile of the Vatican to levels not seen since the height of John Paul II’s papacy.
(RNS) “The point that (Bernardin’s) consistent ethic makes is exactly the same point that Pope Francis is making – let’s look at the whole picture and not just focus almost exclusively on three or so issues,” said Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe, N.M.
ROME (RNS) Crowd estimates were made Tuesday for next year’s canonization of the man who will be known as St. Pope John Paul II.