Popes John Paul II and John XXIII To Be Canonized In April

Pope Francis has announced that Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27, 2014, reports the BBC. Polish John Paul, the first non-Italian Pope for more than 400 years, led the Catholic Church from 1978-2005 and Pope John was pontiff from 1958-1963.

The announcement for the date of the canonizations has …

Human Remains Found on Costa Concordia Shipwreck

One of the last two missing victims of the Costa Concordia cruise disaster may have been found on the partially-raised ship, CNN reports.

Human remains were found on deck of the ship, which struck rocks off the coast of Italy in 2012, killing 30 people and leaving two others, including a cruise waiter last seen helping passengers off …

Costa Concordia: Capsized Ship Is Pulled Upright

Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it capsized off the island of Giglio, reports the BBC.

In the complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench the ship from its side – which took all of Monday and most of the night – engineers used cables and metal water tanks to roll …

Cover Story: A Pope for the Poor

Next week, Pope Francis, the first of his name, returns to the continent of his birth. The first Latin American Pope—elected earlier this year—will call on the world’s most populous Catholic country, Brazil. Francis, formerly …

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