(RNS) The shift to make popes into saints could backfire if the public assumes that every pontificate comes with an automatic — or at least expected — halo.
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(RNS) Religion News Service asked experts, biographers and theologians to assess the two popes who will be canonized on Sunday.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The fast-track canonization for Pope John Paul II, and the bend-the-rules process for Pope John XXIII, have raised questions about a rush to sainthood for the two most influential popes of the 20th century.
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.
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) 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.
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.
ROME (RNS) Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be formally declared saints on April 27, 2014 — a bit of ticket-balancing by Pope Francis, who may be hoping to heal splits in the church by pairing the canonization of a pope who is a hero to the left and one who is a hero to the right.