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Living in the Presence of Holiness: Former Personal Secretaries Recall Time with Saints John XXIII and John Paul II

Living in the Presence of Holiness Former Personal Secretaries Recall Time with Soon-to-be-Canonized Pontiffs An emotional press conference took place today as those closest to Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II recalled their lives with the saints. Speaking at the afternoon conference were Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, archbishop of Krakow, who served as secretary…

Pope Francis: Popes of the 20th Century Who Teach us Mercy

Pope Francis: ‘popes of 20th century’ witness, teach of God’s mercy The Catholic Church’s two newest saints were “popes of the twentieth century” and “were not afraid to look upon the wounds of Christ,” said Pope Francis on Sunday. “They lived through the tragic events of that century, but they were not overwhelmed by them,”…