Daily Archives: April 26, 2014

Witnesses to unsung miracles bringing prayers, thanks to new pope-saints

VATICAN CITY — Two witnesses to some unsung miracles will be in Rome tomorrow for the canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II. Pamela Pechanec from Topeka, Kansas, and Frances Mercado from Oceanside, California, have come to St. … Continue reading

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Footloose: Getting to Rome the old-fashioned way

VATICAN CITY — Sporting blisters and a pair of split sneakers, Francesco Locatelli finally made it to Rome on foot from his northern Italian hometown of Sotto Il Monte — the birthplace of Blessed John XXIII. The journey took him … Continue reading

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Of pilgrims and roses

VATICAN CITY — CNS’s senior Vatican photographer Paul Haring is hanging out in St. Peter’s Square. He came upon Polish-American pilgrims from Chicago, and workers from Italy’s Puglia region who are helping arrange the flowers for tomorrow’s Mass. But the … Continue reading

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Canonizations: Archbishop, chaplain and pilgrim

ROME — Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore is one of many U.S. bishops in Rome this weekend for the canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II. I asked him today what the two new saints teach him … Continue reading

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