Camden Community Celebrates Rise To Sainthood For Pope John Paul IISt. Joseph's in Camden has long been a center of the local polish Catholic community, it even houses a relic from John Paul II. And on Sunday, the pews were filled as his life and legacy were honored.
Trenton Bishop Weighs In On Elevation Of Two Former Popes Into SainthoodBishop David O' Connell of the Diocese of Trenton says Popes John Paul II and John the XXIII both helped to renew the strength of the Roman Catholic Church.
One Of Two Popes To Be Canonized Sunday Was Frequent Visitor To PhiladelphiaPope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, became good friends with Philadelphia's former Archbishop John Krol. Both were made cardinals at the same time in 1967.
Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Sending Group To Rome To Share In Canonization Of 2 SaintsThe Philadelphia Archdiocese will send a contingent of pilgrims to Rome at the end of next month to share in the canonization of two new saints, one of whom had visited Philadelphia just 35 years ago.