Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Canonisations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

On April 27, 2014, which is Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis will raise to the altars of the saints Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.

In preparation for these canonisations, the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference has created a special web feature to commemorate this historic event at This link includes:
  • The Process of Becoming a Saint
  • The miracles attributed to Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II
  • Life and ministry of John XXIII and John Paul II
  • Events in Ireland
  • Details of broadcast of the ceremonies
  • Details of Irish cinemas showing the ceremonies live in 3-D
  • Special commemorative booklets from Veritas Publications  (

Both of these popes knew of Venerable Matt Talbot. See, for example,