Pope John XXIII

  • Popes Francis and Benedict canonize predecessors

    4/27/14 8:25 PM

    Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square.

  • Washington seminary prepares for Sunday's canonization

    4/24/14 8:26 PM

    The Blessed John Paul II Seminary in Northeast Washington, D.C. is preparing for the canonization of its namesake, Pope John Paul II on Sunday.

  • Popes John Paul II and John XXIII headed for sainthood

    9/30/13 9:44 AM

    Pope Francis announced Monday that two of his recent predecessors, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, will be canonized as saints next spring.


  • Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood

    7/5/13 6:19 PM Comment

    Catholics in the D.C. area, including Cardinal Donald Wuerl the Archbishop of Washington, were excited today when the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, which sets up a dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII.