Popes to be declared saints in April

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 64 Views   no discussions FaithInternationalLifestylePrint Popes to be declared saints in April by: – September 30, 2013center_img Tweet Share John Paul II (left) is seen as a conservative, while John XXIII is a hero for progressive CatholicsPope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be declared saints on 27 April 2014, Pope Francis has announced.The Pope said in July that he would canonise his two predecessors, after approving a second miracle attributed to John Paul.Polish John Paul, the first non-Italian pope for more than 400 years, led the Catholic Church from 1978-2005.Pope John was pontiff from 1958-1963, calling the Second Vatican Council that transformed the Church.The decision to canonise the two at the same time appears designed to unify Catholics, correspondents say.John Paul II is a favourite of conservative Catholics, while John XXIII is widely admired by the Church’s progressive wing.‘The good pope’John Paul stood out for his media-friendly, globetrotting style. He was a fierce critic of communism, and is credited with helping inspire opposition to communist rule in eastern Europe.John Paul has been on a fast track to sainthood since his death, when crowds in St Peter’s Square chanted “santo subito” (“sainthood now”).During his own papacy he simplified the process by which people are made saints, and created more of them than all previous popes combined.John XXIII is remembered for introducing the vernacular to replace Latin in church masses and for creating warmer ties between the Catholic Church and the Jewish faith.He has a big following in Italy, where he is known as Il Papa Buono, the good pope.The BBC’s David Willey reports from Rome that Pope John was in many ways similar to Pope Francis, a humble, down-to-earth man with a fine sense of humour.Two living popes are expected to be present at the canonisation ceremony: Francis, who will officiate, and Pope Benedict, who retired earlier this year.The double canonisation will be the first in the Church’s history.MiraclesTwo miracles have been officially attributed to Pope John Paul II – the number usually needed for canonisation.The first miracle was the apparent curing of a 49-year-old French nun, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre Normand. She had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, the same malady which afflicted the pope himself in his later years.The second miracle came on the day of John Paul II’s beatification by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI. A Costa Rican woman reportedly made an “inexplicable recovery” from a serious brain illness, and the only explanation was believed to be the fact that her family had prayed for John Paul II’s intercession.Pope John XXIII was beatified by John Paul II in 2000, and Pope Francis took the unusual step of waiving the requirement of a second miracle in his case.BBC Newslast_img read more

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first_imgFriends said Hall was raised in Whittier. A memorial service is planned for July 14 in Golden Valley. Retirement home resident missing MONTEBELLO – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 64-year-old woman who walked away from a retirement home in Montebello. Patricia Stanley was transferred from the City of Angels Hospital in Inglewood to the Golden Manor Retirement Home at 1109 W. Beverly Blvd. on May 15, said Sgt. Bob Lindmayer of the Montebello Police Department. She was reported missing from the home at 5 a.m. Thursday. Stanley takes medication for paranoid schizophrenia, according to Montebello police. When last seen, she was wearing a white, green and orange shirt, blue jeans and sported a necklace. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 110 pound and has green eyes and white hair. Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call Montebello police at (323) 887-1313. Horsemanship class for children LA MIRADA – The city is offering a five-week horsemanship class, “Horse Fun for Tots,” young children and their parents, from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturdays, beginning June 2 at the Rancho del Rio Stables, 1370 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim. The fee is $55. A $15 materials fee is due at the first class. A bike helmet and closed-toe shoes are required. For more information, or to register, call (562) 943-7277. First aid, CPR class set Friday SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross will hold a first aid and CPR training session, specifically for the work place, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Santa Fe Springs Town Center Hall, 11740 E. Telegraph Road. The cost is $40 for chamber members, $60 for non-members. To register, complete a registration form on line at sfschamber.com. For more information, call (562) 944-1616. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – Authorities Monday identified an 84-year-old driver killed in a two-car crash over the weekend. Victoria Laricella of Whittier was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which occurred about 2:50 p.m. Saturday at Valley View Avenue and Adoree Street in La Mirada, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. According to sheriff’s Norwalk Station traffic Detective Jeff Tibbetts, Laricella’s car failed to make a stop at the intersection and was broad-sided by a car driven by a 17-year-old female. That driver suffered minor injuries from the air bag’s deployment, he said. Not guilty pleas given in slaying Two teens charged with murder charges in the shooting death of a former Whittier High School alumnus discovered dead in his Arizona home earlier this month have pleaded not guilty, officials said. Mark Samson Hall, reportedly a 1964 Whittier High graduate, was found May 5 by his son-in-law in Hall’s his Golden Valley, Ariz., home. Hall’s abandoned car turned up off Hidden Valley Road near Interstate 40 and Highway 93. On Friday, Travis Lee Smith, 17, and Cody Simons, 14, of Golden Valley, who were arrested May 10 in Bend, Ore., pleaded not guilty. Both will be tried as adults, the Mohave County District Attorney’s Office said. last_img read more

Seaberg, Misselhorn Collect Academic All-District Honors

first_imgClick here for a preview of the match. Print Friendly Version Misselhorn, a senior defender from Cape Town, South Africa, has maintained a 3.43 GPA as a finance major. He has contributed to six shutouts this season while scoring one goal and recording one assist. DES MOINES, Iowa – Two Drake University men’s soccer players, Scott Misselhorn and Nate Seaberg, have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, the organization announced Thursday. The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. Seaberg studies health sciences and boasts a 4.00 GPA. A senior midfielder hailing from Moline, Ill., Seaberg has tallied one goal and one assist this season.center_img Misselhorn and Seaberg will be honored on Senior Day against No. 10 Missouri State on Saturday at Tiger Field in West Des Moines. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. Misselhorn and Seaberg are two of 13 honorees from District Six, comprised of schools from 11 states. They now qualify for consideration for the CoSIDA Academic All-American team, which will be announced in early December.last_img read more