Canonization Date for JP-II and J-XXIII

Following a meeting of Pope Francis with several cardinals this morning (called a consistory), the Vatican announced that Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonized on April 27, 2014 – Divine Mercy Sunday.

Image from the St. Louis Review

Rome will certainly be a zoo – the Italians have a more colorful word, “macello”, which means something like a massacre or bloodbath – so if you have any interest in coming you’d better book your plane ticket and hotel soon while the prices might still be low!

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