Special Coverage   Canonization of Pope John XXIII & Pope John Paul II



Homily of Canonization Video of Canonization Ceremony
Pope Francis’ Homily for the Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II

Video of the Ceremony of Canonization for John Paul II and John XXIII

Saint John XXIII Saint John Paul II
Pope John XXIII was born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli at Sotto il Monte, Italy, in the Diocese of Bergamo on 25 November 1881. He was the fourth in a family of 14. The family worked as sharecroppers. It was a patriarchal family in the sense that the families of two brothers lived together, headed by his great-uncle Zaverio, who had never married and whose wisdom guided the work and other business of the family. Zaverio was Angelo's... read more

Karol Józef Wojtyła, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in the Polish town of Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometers from Krakow, on May 18, 1920. He was the youngest of three children born to Karol Wojtyła and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. His eldest brother Edmund, a doctor, died in 1932 and his father, a non-commissioned army officer died in 1941. A sister, Olga, had died before... read more


CANONIZATION BROADCAST

On April 27, 2014 Salt + Light Television will broadcast, LIVE from Rome, the Ceremony of Canonization for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. In addition to the Canonization, Salt + Light also broadcasted the following programs on Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II:

JOHN XXIII: THE POPE OF PEACE
John XXIIIAn inspiring feature film on Blessed Pope John XXIII starring Edward Asner in an acclaimed performance as the beloved pontiff who came from common stock and was known for his simplicity, goodness, courage and love for humanity. Shot on location in Rome and Italy, and produced by the Italian film company Lux Vide, makers of Pope John Paul II and Saint Rita, this movie tells the whole life story of John XXIII from his youth thru his young priesthood, Bishop, Cardinal and Pope. Elected supposedly as an “interim Pope” who would just keep the status quo and listen to the advisers around him, John XXIII proved to be his own man when he surprised the Church and world by calling for the Second Vatican Council. This film also underscores his wonderful sense of humor and great charity towards others, especially the poor, downtrodden, and the outcast. Shot in widescreen, with excellent acting all around and beautiful cinematography, the film also stars Claude Rich, Sydne Rome, Massimo Ghini and Franco Interlenghi.
GIOVANNI XXIII: il pensiero e la memoria
(Italian Documentary)

La figura di Papa Giovanni XXIII attraverso le testimonianze di chi lo ha conosciuto da vicino e di chi ne ha studiato il valore e l'eredità.
Vatican II: Inside the Council Series
Vatican IIVatican II: Inside the Council is a new series focusing on the history of Vatican II, which seeks to educate, enlighten and entertain viewers with a joyful, inspiring, and faithful perspective of our Catholic Church. By examining the events leading up to this milestone, the Council itself, and how it has shaped the faith of people today, this fast-paced program includes commentary from experts around the world. The show focuses on the changes that Vatican II brought about, while clarifying its teachings and shedding light on the intentions of the council fathers. With unique, compelling insight and images of beautiful Rome – Inside the Council will transport its audience into the living history of the Church.
Thank You John Paul II
CREDO: JOHN PAUL II
CredoOne year after the passing of John Paul II, this is a DVD dedicated to the Holy Father, with sacred arias performed by Andrea Bocelli and played by the Orchestra and Choir of Santa Cecilia National Academy, directed by Maestro Myung- Whun Chung. The DVD is a project by Caterina Caselli Sugar, directed by Alberto Michelini, binding the most impressive images of John Paul II's Pontificate to Andrea Bocelli's touching interpretations who performs religious hymns taken from the classical repertoire. Among them; Mozart's Ave Verum, Bach-Gounod's Ave Maria, the Domine Deus from the Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini, Verdi's Ingemisco from the Messa da Requiem without forgetting Schubert's Ave Maria and the Agnus Dei by Bizet.
Testimonianza: Giovanni Paolo II (Italian)
Catholic Focus: John Paul II, We Love You
Saint Pope John Paul II is one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. He was in many respects a pope of firsts: the first pope to visit the White House, the first pope to visit Cuba, and the most widely traveled Pope in history. He is recognized as helping to end the Communist rule in his native Poland, and eventually all of Europe. He also canonized more saints than all of his predecessors combined! As one of the longest reigning popes in the history of the Church, his influence will be felt for generations. Join host Cheridan Sanders as she speaks with Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB about the life and times of Pope John Paul II in this latest episode of Catholic Focus: John Paul II, We Love You.

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Testimony: The Untold Story of Pope John Paul II
Testimony is a groundbreaking feature fi lm documentary event that chronicles the untold story of Pope John Paul II, a man who touched the lives of billions, and was one of the 20th Century’s most influential leaders. Told through never-before-seen archival footage, historical recreations, and key interviews with Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz – the Pope’s right-hand man for over 40 years, Testimony is an unprecedented look at the private spiritual life and public persona of Karol Wojtyla, a man whose lifelong devotion to God and humanity eventually earned him the title of Pope John Paul II.
John Paul II: I Kept Looking For You

Pope John Paul II is one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. He was in many respects a pope of firsts: the first pope to visit the White House, the first pope to visit Cuba, and the most widely traveled Pope in history. He is recognized as helping to end the Communist rule in his native Poland, and eventually all of Europe. He also canonized more saints than all of his predecessors combined! As one of the longest reigning popes in the history of the Church, his influence will be felt for generations. Join host Cheridan Sanders as she speaks with Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB about the life and times of Pope John Paul II in this latest episode of Catholic Focus.



 
 
 
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