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Popes to Saints: Canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

Divine Mercy Sunday is a particularly special day in 2014 as 27 April will see two much-loved Popes made saints. John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonised by Pope Francis in a single ceremony in St Peter's Square, Rome. 

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LIVE: Canonisations

Here you can watch a live stream of the canonisation of the two much-loved popes - John XXIII and John Paul II. This is a YouTube embed and will most likely... Read more

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St Pope John Paul II

Karol Józef Wojtyła, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in the Polish town of Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometers...Read more

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St Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII was born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli at Sotto il Monte, Italy, in the Diocese of Bergamo on 25 November 1881. He was the fourth in a family of 1...Read more