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Pope John Paul II

The shrine at at church in New Jersey contains six relics that were blessed by Pope John Paul II. (Photo: CBS 2)

New Jersey Parish Celebrates Shrine To Beloved Pope John Paul II

For parishioners at one church in the Garden State, Sunday’s canonization of two popes in Vatican City holds special meaning.

04/25/2014

A man walks past posters announcing the double canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 24, 2014, in Rome. (credit: Getty Images)

Rome Buzzing With Excitement Over Dual Canonization

Faithful from around the globe are arriving in Rome for the historic canonization of two popular popes.

04/24/2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, WCBS 880's Rich Lamb (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Cardinal Dolan Reflects On Historic Dual Canonization Of Past Popes

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said in the church, saints are usually “museum pieces” who lived hundreds of years ago. But he said that is not the case for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.

04/21/2014

Pope John Paul II blesses Ugandans at a mass in Namugongo, east of Kampala, on February 07, 1993, on the third day of his five-day visit to Africa. Later in the day the pope is scheduled to visit Nsambya hospital and meet with AIDS victims. (MICHEL GANGNE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope John Paul II Honored With Co-Naming Of Maspeth Street

Weeks before John Paul II is to be canonized as a saint, a group in Queens has decided to honor him on their own.

04/06/2014

Pope John Paul II blesses Ugandans at a mass in Namugongo, east of Kampala, on February 07, 1993, on the third day of his five-day visit to Africa. Later in the day the pope is scheduled to visit Nsambya hospital and meet with AIDS victims. (MICHEL GANGNE/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholic World Abuzz After Word Leaks Of Dual Canonizations

History was being made at the Vatican on Monday. The news out of Rome on Monday said that two popes will be elevated to sainthood on the same day – Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonized at the same time.

09/30/2013

Pope John Paul II (file / credit: JEAN-CLAUDE DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Catholics React To Pope John Paul II Being Cleared For Sainthood

Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.

07/05/2013

AmeriCares relief supplies (credit: AmeriCares)

Stories From Main Street: Stamford-Based AmeriCares Helps Those In Need Around The World

Whether it’s a tornado in Oklahoma, a tsunami in Japan, or an earthquake in Haiti, whatever the disaster is, chances are that many of the relief supplies came from a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Stamford, Connecticut.

06/10/2013

Pope Benedict XVI before the faithful at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers - Apr. 19, 2008 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

N.Y. Archdiocese Remembers Pope Benedict XVI’s Visit To Yonkers Seminary

With the Pope set to retire on Thursday, people around the world are sharing their memories of Benedict XVI’s time as head of the Catholic church, including those here in the New York City area.

02/27/2013

Pope John Paul II blesses a baby during the third day of his visit to Lyon's area. (Photo credit DANIEL JANIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholics In NY Look On With Pride As John Paul II Is Beatified

At St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, many Catholics expressed pleasure that John Paul II had been fast-tracked toward sainthood by the Vatican.

05/01/2011

Pope John Paul II

Eye On New York: On Religion

In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Don Dahler speaks with Archbishop Timothy Dolan about the beatification of Pope John Paul II.

05/01/2011

Pope John Paul II waves from the gangway of his plane - Damascus, Syria - May 8, 2001 - Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Benedict XVI Approves Miracle For John Paul II

Pope Benedict XVI declared in a decree that a French nun’s recovery from Parkinson’s disease was miraculous, the last step needed for the beloved pontiff’s beatification.

01/14/2011