Apr 29

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Hope and Joy of two Holy Popes

Hope and Joy of two Holy Popes

“The hope and joy of Easter, forged in the crucible of self-denial, self-emptying, utter identification with sinners, even to the point of disgust at the bitterness of that chalice. Such were the hope and the joy which these two holy popes had received as a gift from the risen Lord and which they in turn bestowed in abundance upon the People of God, meriting our eternal gratitude.”

– Pope Francis, Homily at Canonization of Sts. John XXIII & John Paul II

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