Big News Day

Important announcements this morning from the Vatican:

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, published his first encyclical letter, entitled “The Light of Faith” (Lumen Fidei). The letter was written in large part by the Pontiff Emeritus, Benedict XVI.

In addition, it was announced that the canonizaztion of two beloved Popes has been approved: Blessed Pope John Paul II and Blessed Pope John XXIII. The ceremony is expected to be held before the end of the year – perhaps on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.


Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis pray together in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in early May.

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