On Sunday 27 April Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II will be canonised by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Square in Rome. On the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference there is a special web feature to commemorate the canonisations where you will find information on:
You are invited to attend a Diocesan Mass to celebrate the canonisation of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in Saint Eugene's Cathedral, Derry on Sunday 27th April at 3.00pm. For all those who can't make it to Rome, this Mass will be a wonderful opportunity to commemorate the life of these two great Saints. Bishop Donal McKeown will be the main celebrant. Young people who have completed or are currently taking part in the Pope John Paul II Award, are especially welcome. Refreshments will be served after Mass. For more information contact the Diocesan Catechetical Centre on +4428 71264087
Bishop Donal McKeown greets guests at St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry after the ceremony of installtion and later at a reception in St Columb's College, Derry.