Canonization of Two Popes

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Order Supports Celebrations in Three U.S. Cities and Rome for Popes’ Canonizations

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor major U.S. celebrations coinciding with the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on Sunday, April 27 in Washington, D.C.; New Haven, Conn.; and Los Angeles. In Rome, the Knights will also be active, lending financial support to Vatican television’s broadcast of the canonization ceremony, and hosting numerous pilgrims at K of C facilities.

“These two saints have each left very important legacies for the Church, and important examples of holiness for all of us,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, who worked with Pope John Paul II over the years on a number of projects, and will be in Rome for the canonizations. “Pope John XXIII led the Church into the Second Vatican Council, and Pope John Paul II served as its key interpreter, leaving the Church a profound legacy that continues to shape the third millennium of Christianity.”

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