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  • Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl (second from left) speaks with Poland's Ambassador to the U.S., Ryszard Schnepf (right); conductor Gilbert Levine (second from right) and Georgetown University's Board of Directors Chairman Paul Tagliabue on Thursday after they announced a concert to celebrate the sainthood of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in Washington in May (andrew harnik/the Washington Times)

    D.C. concert to celebrate Catholic Church's newest saints

    The Archdiocese of Washington plans to hold a concert in May to celebrate the Catholic Church's newest saints — Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.


  • Canonization concert for Popes John XXIII, John Paul II planned for D.C.

    The Archdiocese of Washington plans to hold a concert in May to celebrate the Catholic Church's newest saints — Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.


  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 22, 1978, file photo, Pope John Paul II blesses the faithful in St. Peter's Square from a Vatican City balcony right after he was named pontiff. A Vatican official says Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a saint. (AP Photo)

    Popes head to sainthood, with 2014 joint canonization date

    Pope Francis announced the date on Monday for Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to receive their official declaration of sainthood: April 27, 2014.


  • Pope Francis blesses a child during his visit to the Varginha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 25, 2013. Francis on Thursday visited one of Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns, or favelas, a place that saw such rough violence in the past that it's known by locals as the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

    At World Youth Day, Pope Francis brings hope to refill pews

    Pope Francis kicked off the first World Youth Day festival of his papacy, addressing hundreds of thousands of rain-soaked young pilgrims from around the world who flocked to Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana Beach to hear his message.


  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 22, 1978, file photo Pope John Paul II blesses the faithful in St. Peter's Square from a Vatican City balcony right after he was named pontiff. A Vatican official says Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a saint. (AP Photo)

    KELLNER: D.C. shrine in the spotlight as John Paul II nears sainthood

    The July 5 announcement by the Vatican that blessed John Paul II, the pontiff who died in 2005, has been "cleared" by Pope Francis for canonization was not overly surprising. From the chants of "Santo Subito!" ("Saint Now!") at his funeral to his beatification two years ago to the two miracles attributed to him, the Polish-born pope was a favorite among Roman Catholics, and he was respected and loved by many beyond the church's ranks.


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    Vatican panel clears Pope John Paul II for sainthood

    Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a saint, awaiting just the final approval from Pope Francis and a date for the ceremony that could come as soon as Dec. 8, a Vatican official and news reports said Tuesday.


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    WHITE: Pope Benedict's legacy of humility

    After Pope John Paul II died in 2005, hundreds of thousands thronged into St. Peter's Square, chanting, "Santo subito!" ("[Make him] a saint now!") There will be no such chants in the piazza on the day Pope Benedict XVI relinquishes the office of Bishop of Rome.


  • A man sits on a fence at Antonio Maceo Revolution Square on Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Santiago, Cuba. Pope Benedict XVI, who arrives in the city on Monday, will celebrate Mass on the square. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Papal visit gives Cuba's 2nd city a day in the sun

    This sun-scorched city is accustomed to playing second fiddle to Havana, at the other end of Cuba. On Monday, though, Santiago comes first as Pope Benedict XVI arrives and brings the world's gaze with him.


  • Pope buoys the hopes of Mexicans

    Pope Benedict XVI addressed hundreds of thousands of Mexicans seeking a message of hope for their violence-plagued country at an open-air Mass on Sunday, saying renewing their hearts and faith would help them in troubled times.


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