Locals Celebrate Canonization Of Former Popes Bishop David Zubik is among several local Catholics who made the trip to the Vatican, while thousands celebrated here.
Polish Hill Church Marking Historic Canonization By Enshrining RelicImmaculate Heart of Mary Church in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill section will mark Sunday’s canonization of two popular 20th century popes with a special ceremony involving a relic of Pope John Paul II’s.
Benedict To Join In Double Sainthood CeremonyRetired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, setting the stage for an unprecedented occurrence of two living popes canonizing two of their predecessors. About 1 million pilgrims are expected at the event and many were flooding into Rome on Saturday.
Bishop Zubik Heading To Rome For Canonization Of 2 PopesThe Catholic Church is set to canonize Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II this Sunday.
Pittsburgh Diocese Leading Roman Tour For Canonizations Of PopesThe Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is leading a pilgrimage to Rome in April for the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.
Late Pope John Paull II Cleared For Sainthood, Has Local TiesWhen Pope John Paul II wanted someone to design the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in the Vatican -- the job fell to Pittsburgh architect Lou Astorino -- who went to Rome to meet him.