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Popes John XXIII and John Paul II canonization: April 27, 2014

John Paul II and John XXIII

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be declared saints

The whole world is looking forward to this epochal event.
The church indeed announced in July that Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be declared saints on 27 April 2014.

Polish John Paul, the first non-Italian pope for more than 400 years, led the Catholic Church from 1978-2005 and has entered the path to sainthood since his death, when crowds in St Peter’s Square chanted “santo subito” (sainthood now). Pope John XXIII was pontiff from 1958-1963, calling the Second Vatican Council that transformed the Church and introducing the vernacular to replace Latin in church functions. He has a big following in Italy, where he is also known as Il Papa Buono (the good pope.)

Pope John could be compared to Pope Francis, because he as well was a modest, realist figure with a marked sense of humour.
The decision to canonise the two at the same time seems aimed to unify Catholics and will be twofold important because it will be the first in the history.

The canonisation ceremony will be attended by the two living popes: Francis, who will officiate, and Pope Benedict, who retired earlier this year.

Italy Rome Tour and the canonization event

The date of this unprecedented event is getting close. A huge number of people from all over the world will come to Italy to partecipate to this extraordinary occurrence. This will be a perfect occasion to visit Rome and Italy, but you have to hurry to insure a well-organized journey and the best offers.
Italy Rome Tour allows you to plan your journey in a rapid and working well way. We ensure you a place during those extremely crowded days. So, contact us in advance and you’ll get the best cost-effective Rome and Vatican tour for your spring travel.

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