John Paul II

ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR:  Pope John Paul II waves to the wellwisher 28 April 1989 upon his arrival in Antanarivo at the beginning of a 10-day Africa tour. The pontiff visited Madagascar, La RTunion, Zambia and Malawi from 28 April to 06 May. It was his 41st International Pastoral visit. (Photo credit: DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholics Rename Shrine for St. John Paul II in DC

Catholics in Washington are celebrating the sainthood of John Paul II by renaming a shrine devoted to his legacy.


Pope Francis leads the canonization mass in which John Paul II and John XXIII are declared saints on April 27, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Declares John Paul II, John XXIII Saints

Catholics around the world are celebrating the declaration of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII as saints of the Catholic Church – an unprecedented event made even more historic by the presence of Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.