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January 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John XXIII, who in 1962 convened the Second Vatican Council that vastly changed the Roman Catholic Church, and Katharine Drexel, a Philadelphia heiress turned Catholic nun, each moved a step closer to sainthood Thursday.
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January 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John XXIII, who in 1962 convened the Second Vatican Council that vastly changed the Roman Catholic Church, and Katharine Drexel, a Philadelphia heiress turned Catholic nun, each moved a step closer to sainthood Thursday.
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September 5, 1998 | Religion News Service
Which religious figures have most influenced Americans during the past 100 years? The PBS program "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly" has come up with a list of 25 individuals it says fit that bill. The list includes Americans and non-Americans, Christians, Jews, Muslims and at least one Buddhist and one Hindu.
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April 26, 2014 | By Alexandra Zavis
As many as 1 million pilgrims and other visitors are expected at the Vatican on Sunday for the canonization of two of the most influential popes of the 20th Century, John Paul II and John XXIII. Pope Francis will be assisted during the sainthood ceremony by retired Pope Benedict XVI, the first time two living pontiffs will help canonize a pair of their predecessors. Giant screens have been erected in piazzas throughout the city for those unable to get into St. Peter's Square for the Mass, which is expected to begin at 10 a.m. local time (1 a.m. PST)
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October 28, 1990 | PATRICK McDOWELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Vladimir Lubaschevsky and his wife, Natalia, traveled three days by train from Moscow to reach a new world of "love and freedom" in Taize. "We have found here quite another life," the 38-year-old engineer said shyly, clutching a dog-eared Bible in one hand and Natalia's elbow in the other. "It is fantastic for us."
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July 8, 2013 | By Michael McGough
E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post has congratulated Pope Francis for what in a political context might be called a balanced ticket. By deciding to confer sainthood simultaneously on Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, Dionne writes, Francis has pleased two constituencies in the church. “On the whole,” Dionne says, “conservative Catholics will cheer swift sainthood for John Paul, while progressive Catholics will welcome the news that an overly long process of elevating John to the same status had reached its culmination.
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April 18, 1995 | DAVID SHAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before John Paul II and his best-selling book and compact disc, before his 12 appearances on the cover of Time magazine and his internationally televised globe-trotting, the best-known, most widely covered Pope in recent times was John XXIII. But John XXIII, whose brief pontificate lasted from 1958 to 1963, consistently received far more favorable coverage than has John Paul II. "I don't think any Pope has ever gotten better press in the West than John XXIII," says E. J.
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