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Pope Paul VI to be beatified, on road to sainthood

Pope Paul VI to be beatified, on road to sainthood

VATICAN CITY, May 6 (UPI) -- Pope Paul VI, who led the Catholic Church from 1963 until 1978, will be beatified, the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints confirmed Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Poland celebrates, with Vatican, canonization of favorite son

Poland celebrates, with Vatican, canonization of favorite son

WADOWICE , Poland, April 28 (UPI) -- The Polish city of Wadowice, hometown of Saint John Paul II, paid tribute to his canonization by filling the town square with thousands of people Sunday.
Ed Adamczyk
Pope Francis declares John Paul II and John XXXIII saints

Pope Francis declares John Paul II and John XXXIII saints

VATICAN CITY, April 27 (UPI) -- Pope Francis declared his 20th century predecessors Popes John Paul II and John XXXIII saints in unprecedented double ceremony.
Matt Bradwell
Man crushed to death by John Paul II crucifix

Man crushed to death by John Paul II crucifix

ROME, April 25 (UPI) -- A 100 foot curved wooden crucifix erected in honor of Pope John Paul II collapsed on Thursday, killing a young pilgrim. John Paul II will be canonized Sunday.
JC Finley
Cardinal Dolan lauds 'heroic sanctity' of two popes, future saints

Cardinal Dolan lauds 'heroic sanctity' of two popes, future saints

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan, on his way to Rome for the canonization of two popes, noted Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II are not “museum pieces.”
Ed Adamczyk
Pope could visit conflict zones, Vatican Secretary of State says

Pope could visit conflict zones, Vatican Secretary of State says

VATICAN CITY, April 22 (UPI) -- Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said, in a new book, Pope Francis could visit conflict zones in an attempt to bring peace.
Ed Adamczyk
Two popes present as 18 clerics become Catholic cardinals

Two popes present as 18 clerics become Catholic cardinals

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Pope Francis appointed 18 new cardinals Saturday in a Vatican ceremony noted for its uniqueness, officials said.

Pope Francis chooses new cardinals

VATICAN CITY, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Pope Francis on Sunday named 19 new cardinals of the Catholic church, most of whom hail from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Pope Francis to announce canonization date for 2 popes Sept. 30

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Pope Francis plans to announce the date for the canonizations of his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II on Sept. 30, a Vatican official said Tuesday.

Pope blesses Italian nursery school in response to kid's letter

VATICAN CITY, July 13 (UPI) -- Pope Francis sent his official blessing to an Italian nursery school after exchanging letters with one of its young students.
Pope Francis decrees John Paul II, John XXIII be canonized

Pope Francis decrees John Paul II, John XXIII be canonized

VATICAN CITY, July 5 (UPI) -- Pope Francis signed a decree at the Vatican Friday to canonize Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, who will be made saints later this year.

Pope's resignation first in six centuries

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in six centuries, joins four other pontiffs abdicating in Roman Catholic Church history, Vatican information indicates.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.
By United Press International
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John XXIII
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Blessed Pope John XXIII (Latin: Ioannes PP. XXIII; Italian: Giovanni XXIII), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (25 November 1881 – 3 June 1963), known as Blessed John XXIII since his beatification, was elected as the 261st Pope of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of Vatican City on 28 October 1958.

He called the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965) but did not live to see it to completion, dying on 3 June 1963, two months after the completion of his final encyclical, Pacem in Terris. He was beatified on 3 September 2000, along with Pope Pius IX.

Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was born in Sotto il Monte, a small country village in the Province of Bergamo, Italy. He was the firstborn son of Giovanni Battista Roncalli (1854–1935) and his wife Marianna Giulia Mazzolla (1854–1939), and fourth in a family of 13, including: Angelo Giuseppe, Alfredo (Born 1889), Maria Caterina (1877–1883), Teresa (1879–1954), Ancilla (1880–1953), Domenico Giuseppe (22 February 1888 - 14 March 1888), Francesco Zaverio (1883-1976), Maria Elisa (1884–1955), Assunta Casilda (Born 1886), Giovanni Francesco (1891–1956), Enrica (1893–1918), Giuseppe Luigi (Born 1894) and Luigi (1896–1898). His family worked as sharecroppers as did the largest part of Sotto il Monte peoples — a striking contrast to that of his predecessor, Eugenio Pacelli (Pope Pius XII), who came from an ancient aristocratic family, long connected to the Papacy. However, he was still a descendant of an Italian noble family, from a secondary and impoverished branch.

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