In the lead-up to next Sunday’s canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, be sure to check out the official site for the canonization, 2papisanti.org. (The URL is in Italian, but it will load the English page.)
In fact, I translated the brief biography of John XXIII into English.
I will not be in Rome for the event; huge mobs are expected and I would like to avoid it, at least to an extent – the day after is a school day, so I’ll be back in time for it and there will still be large crowds around, as many people will want to stay until at least the Wednesday Audience of that week after and enjoy the other sights that Rome has to offer!
To all who are coming to Rome for the occasion: brace yourselves and strive to be patient!