Pope John XXIII
For parishioners at one church in the Garden State, Sunday’s canonization of two popes in Vatican City holds special meaning.
Faithful from around the globe are arriving in Rome for the historic canonization of two popular 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.
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.
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.