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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

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

Pope Francis delivers first homily since being elected pope March 17, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Pope Francis Begins Papacy, Holds First Sunday Mass From St. Peter’s

Breaking with tradition, Pope Francis delivered off-the-cuff remarks about God’s power to forgive instead of reading from a written speech for the first Sunday window appearance of his papacy.

03/17/2013

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus prayer and blessing to the pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square on March 17, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Vatican is preparing for the inauguration of Pope Francis on March 19, 2013 in St Peter's Square. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

NJ Rep. Smith Leads Ten-Member Congressional Delegation To Vatican

Vice President Joe Biden, a Catholic, will be leading the U.S. delegation to the Vatican to watch the investiture ceremony.

03/17/2013

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 16:  A journalist kisses newly elected Pope Francis during his first audience with journalists and media inside the Paul VI hall on March 16, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The pope thanked the media for their coverage during the historic transition of the papacy and explained his vision of the future for the Catholic Church.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Sets Warm Tone During Meeting With Members Of The Press

Prior to meeting with the press Pope Francis prayed privately in the Vatican Gardens. He ended Saturday’s audience with a blessing for journalists and their families.

03/16/2013

Pope Francis, Cardinal Timothy Dolan (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan To N.Y. Press On Not Being Voted Pope: ‘I Told Ya So!’

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan spoke with members of the media following the historic election of a new leader for the Catholic Church to share his thoughts on the process and Pope Francis.

03/13/2013

Patrick Dolan (L), Cardinal Timothy Dolan (R) (credit: CBS 2 | Getty Images)

EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Dolan’s Brother Says N.Y. Archbishop ‘Fits The Bill’ For Pope

Vatican insiders said there is an outside chance that the Archbishop of New York could be elected pope.

03/12/2013

Students who go to Immaculate Conception School in Tuckahoe, N.Y. take the papal conclave and its historical ramifications very seriously. (Photo: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Students Soaking In The History Being Made At Papal Conclave

Inside the seventh grade religion class at Immaculate Conception School in Tuckahoe, the teacher took the students through the news accounts from Vatican City, where the cardinals failed on the first day of conclave to elect a new pope.

03/12/2013

Birds fly over the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Vatican Blog: How Church Officials Plan To Signal A New Pope

Officials at the Vatican promise that in this conclave there will be no ambiguity. When a new pope is elected, the smoke will be white and it will be accompanied by a chorus of bells ringing out across the Vatican and Rome itself.

03/12/2013

Cardinal Dolan entering Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Cardinal Dolan Holds Mass In Rome Ahead Of Papal Conclave

Members of the Catholic Church worldwide spent this Sunday worshipping, before cardinals from around the world begin meeting to elect a new pope.

03/10/2013

Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from a balcony upon arrival in Castel Gandolfo on February 28, 2013.   (Photo: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI Becomes 1st Pontiff In 600 Years To Resign

The Swiss Guards standing at attention in Castel Gandolfo shut the gates of the palazzo shortly after 8 p.m. local time Thursday, symbolically closing the doors on a papacy whose legacy will be most marked by the way it ended.

02/28/2013

Guidebooks, in various languages, are displayed for sale in front of Saint Peter's Square ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's last public audience on Feb. 26, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience on Feb. 27, 2013 before he retires the following day. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

World Converges On Rome For Benedict XVI’s Farewell To The Papacy

An ancient institution is being challenged by an uncertain situation — the historic resignation of a pope, a man even his critics concede is blessed by a tremendous intellect.

02/26/2013

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI Presides Over St. Peter’s Square For The Last Time

Pope Benedict XVI presided over St. Peter’s Square for the last time Sunday, and Roman Catholics in New York and around the world are waiting to find out who will take his place.

02/24/2013

Pope Benedict XVI (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

New Yorkers React To Reports Of Vatican Sex Ring Scandal, Pope’s Resignation

Many New Yorkers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday – but not all – dismissed the reports that a scandal had a role in the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

02/23/2013

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