Pope Watch

June 2014

Pictured right: Pope Francis canonizes two popes:  On April 27, Pope Francis declared Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII saints before approximately 800,000 pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square and the streets of Rome. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis celebrated Mass together at the historic ceremony.

Did you know?

The canonization of John Paul II is the fastest in modern times.

From the pope

We enroll them among the saints.


May 2014

Pictured right: Pope Francis blesses a baby as he arrives to lead the general audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

Did you know?

Pope Francis used to dance the tango when he was young.

From the pope 

The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity and the joy that is so characteristic of you.



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