The canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II April 27 will mark a historic moment for the Catholic Church.
The Sunday after Easter is known as Divine Mercy Sunday. Blessed Pope John Paul II established this feast at the canonization of Saint Faustina on April 30th 2000, and the official decree from the Sacred Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments came just days later on May 5th, 2000.
Not only did he establish the Feast of Divine Mercy, but he died on the vigil of that feast, just five years later on April 2, 2005.
This dual canonization is a beautiful opportunity to learn more about the lives of these amazing, humble servants of God. Take a few moments to read through:
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