Francis has also praised John XXIII in a message to members of the late pope’s home diocese of Bergamo.
The Pew Research Center explains that papal canonisations are, in fact, “extremely rare” these days.
Celia Deane-Drummond says it’s “unlikely that Pope Francis will stipulate in precise detail what needs to be done about climate change” in his new encyclical.
And a homeless man was among those received into the Church in San Francisco this Easter.
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