Popes to Saints: Canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

Divine Mercy Sunday is a particularly special day in 2014 as 27 April will see two much-loved Popes made saints. John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonised by Pope Francis in a single ceremony in St Peter's Square, Rome. 


LIVE: Canonisations

Here you can watch a live stream of the canonisation of the two much-loved popes - John XXIII and John Paul II. This is a YouTube embed and will most likely... Read more


St Pope John Paul II

Karol Józef Wojtyła, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in the Polish town of Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometers...Read more


St Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII was born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli at Sotto il Monte, Italy, in the Diocese of Bergamo on 25 November 1881. He was the fourth in a family of 1...Read more