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John XXIII - John Paul II

 + Vatican issues official prayers to Saints John XXIII & John Paul II
VATICAN CITY — The banners of Blesseds Pope John Paul II and John XXIII were hung on the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica today and the official prayer cards of the two new saints have been printed.

News, events, articles and online video streaming for the millions who don't make it to Rome for the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II

 Benedict says predecessor's faith, courage were signs of holiness
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Blessed John Paul II's deep spirituality and his courage to uphold the truth were clear signs of his sainthood, said his successor, retired Pope Benedict XVI.

 Benedict XVI on John Paul II
The man who succeeded him says "I always knew he was a saint" and he has seen him in that light for years

 Canonisations; the good vs the great
So the Good Pope and the Great Pope are going to be canonised together. The raising to the altars of John XXIII and John Paul II on the same day has been engineered by Pope Francis.

 Canonization of John XXIII
To honor John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council’s expansive vision, Call To Action has created resources to use when talking to family and friends about John XXIII’s work for reform.

 Dedication to God links John XXIII, John Paul II
The papacies of John XXIII and John Paul II are connected in their dedication to God and to lives of priestly service, a cardinal who worked with both of the pontiffs stressed.

 Historic canonization of two popes brings joy and controversy
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Two giants of Roman Catholicism in the 20th century will become saints on Sunday at an unprecedented twin canonization that has aroused both joy and controversy in the 1.2 billion member Church.

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