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John Paul II relic given to 2019 World Youth Day

Vatican City, Nov 20, 2017 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a Nov. 17 ceremony at the Polish Embassy to the Holy See, Ambassador Janusz Kotanski delivered a relic of Pope St. John Paul II to Panama’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Miroslava Rosas Vargas.  The relic […]

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Those letters between John Paul II and a woman? Not so secret, actually.

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2016 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Experts and friends of Pope St. John Paul II responded quickly to a BBC promotion of a documentary about his friendship with Polish-born female philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka – questioning some of the portrayals of their friendship and […]

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Receiving awards, Benedict XVI credits witness of John Paul II

Vatican City, Jul 4, 2015 / 11:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After receiving an honorary doctorate from both the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the Krakow Academy of Music, retired pontiff Benedict XVI credited the saintly example of his predecessor for his spiritual and theological […]

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Death with dignity: A friend recalls last minutes of John Paul II’s life

Rome, Italy, Apr 27, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A once avid outdoors-man whose final years were marked by disability and suffering, Saint John Paul II witnessed to what it truly means to die with dignity, says a close friend who was with him until the […]

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A love for peripheries, the link between Pope Francis and St John Bosco

Vatican City, Jan 29, 2015 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Though he is member of the Society of Jesus, Pope Francis shares with the Salesians of St. John Bosco a  love for the peripheries, and this is why he has often visited Salesian structures during his pastoral […]

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Philly kicks off 2015 celebrating St John Neumann

Philadelphia, Pa., Jan 7, 2015 / 02:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia observed the feast of St. John Neumann on Monday, and celebrated the year that the city will welcome Pope Francis for the upcoming World Meeting of Families. “St. John Neumann was a humble […]

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John Paul II ‘taught me how to be a person,’ secretary recounts

Washington D.C., Oct 28, 2014 / 04:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Saint John Paul II’s deep love for the world and for God continues to inspire people today to draw near to Christ, teaching them not only about sanctity, but about humanity, say those who were close to […]

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We’re ‘just touching the surface’ of St John Paul II’s teachings

Washington D.C., Oct 23, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- St. John Paul II's life and teachings offer a witness to love that is so profound it is only beginning to be be mined for its riches, said the chaplain of the late pope’s national shrine in […]

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First parish dedicated to John Paul II in Chinese-speaking world

First parish dedicated to John Paul II in Chinese-speaking world

Kaohsiung. Taiwan, Sep 16, 2014 / 09:49 am (CNA).- The Diocese of Kaohsiung in Taiwan has become the first in the Chinese-speaking world to have a parish dedicated to St. John Paul II, where a first-class relic of the Polish saint’s blood is kept. Archbishop Peter Chen-Chung […]

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Sts John XXIII, John Paul II added to General Roman Calendar

Sts John XXIII, John Paul II added to General Roman Calendar

Vatican City, Sep 12, 2014 / 04:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Congregation for Divine Worship on Thursday added Saints John XXIII and John Paul II to the universal calendar of the modern Roman rite, with both their feasts observed during October. According to the Sept. 11 issue […]

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