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Pope: April 27, 2014 John Paul II and Pope Roncalli will be proclaimed saints
The day chosen by Francis is that of Divine Mercy Sunday, a feast inaugurated by Pope Wojtyla.
Pope: best wishes for Beijing Games; remembrance of Paul VI
Benedict XVI hopes that the Beijing Olympics may be a "pledge of fraternity and peace among peoples", and may unfold "in respect of common dignity". Remembrance of the "superhuman merit" of Paul VI, for guiding the Church in the difficult post-council phase.
Pope: My 80 years in the light of Divine Mercy
During mass in St Peter’s square Benedict XVI thanks the entire Church and his guests – among them a special envoy from Bartholomew Ist – but above all God’s divine mercy, which accompanies and sustains him in his “weaknesses”. The “wounded God” ask us in turn “to let ourselves be wounded for Him”.
Two pope Saints: "two brave men" who "renewed and updated the Church"
Hundreds of thousands of faithful, 122 delegations from around the world, two billion people connected via TV and radio for the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II. Among the concelebrants Benedict XVI. "They were priests, bishops and popes of the twentieth century. They lived through the tragic events of that century, but they were not overwhelmed by them. For them, God was more powerful; faith was more powerful".
Pope: Though sinners, we are not just numbers for God, we are what is most dear to Him
On Divine Mercy Sunday, John Paul II, Pope Francis celebrates the installation Mass as Bishop of Rome in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. From now on the square in front of the Vicariate will be known as "John Paul II Square". The "patient mercy of God" towards Thomas, Peter, the disciples of Emmaus, the prodigal son. The "style of God" is patience. The "courage to return to Him .. whatever the mistake, whatever the sin in our lives." Welcoming the sacraments with faith.
Beatification of John Paul II on May 1st
Decision announced today, Benedict XVI to celebrate the rite on Divine Mercy Sunday, particularly linked to the memory of the Polish Pope. The miraculous cure of a nun suffering from Parkinson's disease recognised.
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