The Vatican

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 …

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 …

New Pope Shows Eye for Symbolism

As a Cardinal, Jorge Mario Bergoglio didn’t always have the smoothest relations with the press. Said to be shy, he gave few interviews, preferring to address his congregation directly. Journalists in his native Argentina accused …

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