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Rite of Beatification: John Paul is “Blessed”

Though Karol Wojtyla spent the better part of his life and priesthood in Poland, his cause for beatification was led by the Diocese of Rome, which he led as bishop for more than a quarter century. Today, the beatification rite … Continue reading

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This is the day!

A dawn of a new day and throngs are heading to St. Peter’s Square. Singing, waving flags and generally being tolerant of the direction of the gendarmes and carabinieri who point the way. Some try for a short cut, only … Continue reading

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They’re waiting for Blessed John Paul

Thousands — perhaps tens of thousands — are already waiting along the Via della Cociliazzione, near St. Peter’s Square, hoping for the best access to the square when the gates open on Sunday morning around 6 a.m. The Mass begins … Continue reading

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