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Pope exhorts on ‘right and wrong ways’ to live with suffering  Pope Francis met with members of the Apostolate of the Suffering and with the Silent Workers of the Cross on Saturday in the Paul VI Hall. Among the estimated 5,000 people in attendance, about 350 people were in wheelchairs. The two apostolic associations were…

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…

I Knew during his Lifetime that John Paul II Was a Saint

Benedict XVI: I knew during his life that John Paul II was a saint  In a rare interview, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recalled his close friendship with Blessed John Paul II, saying that the pontiff’s sanctity and deep spirituality were apparent during his life. “In the years in which I collaborated with him, it was…