abc
QUICK LINKS:

Pope Francis Makes John XXIII, John Paul II Saints

Updated: 04/27/2014 9:50 AM
Created: 04/27/2014 9:43 AM WDIO.com

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has declared two of his predecessors, John the 23rd and John Paul the Second, saints in an unprecedented canonization ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict.

Francis recited the saint-making formula in Latin, saying that after deliberating, consulting and praying for divine assistance "we declare and define Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II be saints and we enroll them among the saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole church."

Benedict was sitting off to the side with other cardinals in St. Peter's Square during the rite at the start of Sunday's Mass. He and Francis briefly greeted one another after Francis arrived.

Hundreds of thousands of people packed the square.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Nuns hold up a poster with portraits of Pope John Paul II, left, and John XXIII, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sunday.
AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

Front Page

  • Bad River Police Car Involved in Fatal Crash

    A squad car from the Bad River Police Department was involved in a fatal crash Monday morning in Ashland County. A Wisconsin State Patrol Crash Reconstruction Specialist is investigating the incident.

  • Unrest in Ferguson following shooting death of Michael Brown. Attorney: Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement Monday

    A lawyer for Michael Brown's family says they have been notified that the grand jury has made a decision in the Officer Darren Wilson case. Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown after a confrontation in August.

  • Parents Sentenced in Drowning Death of Toddler

    The parents of a northwestern Wisconsin toddler who drowned after wandering away from home in 2012 have been sentenced.  Thomas Williams will serve jail time followed by probation, while Jenna Danish will be on probation.

  • Powerful Business Groups Object to Wis. Road Taxes

    A coalition of powerful business groups in Wisconsin are coming out against a proposal from Gov. Scott Walker's Department of Transportation that would increase taxes and fees by more than $750 million.

  • Bentleyville Opening Weekend Draws Large Crowd

      One of the Christmas City of the North's favorite holiday traditions, the Bentleyville Tour of Lights, officially kicked off Saturday night with more than 15,000 visitors. The man behind Bentleyville, and its unofficial "mayor" Nathan Bentley says bringing the holiday light display to Bayfront Festival Park every year is about community...

 

Winter Weather Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Price; Sawyer; Washburn
Expires: 11/25/2014 12:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Ashland; Bayfield; Douglas
Expires: 11/25/2014 6:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Iron
Expires: 11/25/2014 6:00 AM

Lake Effect Snow Advisory

MI AREAS AFFECTED: Gogebic; Ontonagon
Expires: 11/25/2014 7:00 AM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement