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Popes John Paul II, John XXIII: A Saint's Cousin on Being a Pilgrim in St. Peter's Square for a Canonization

by Justin Catanoso. Posted Apr 24th 2014 01:09 PM
Getty ImagesThe double canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 24 is bringing travelers to Rome and Vatican City.
On April 27, Pope Francis will host a spiritual doubleheader of sorts in Rome for two of Catholicism's most illustrious leaders: Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. The late popes –- the former who sought to modernize the church through Vatican II, and latter who is credited with helping to topple Communism in Eastern Europe –- will be canonized this Sunday. In effect, they will, as saints, join the church's eternal hall of fame. And it's estimated that two million travelers will be in Rome to witness their canonizations.
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America's Most Endangered Places Suffer From Neglect, Popularity

by Andrew Burmon. Posted Jun 16th 2011 10:12 AM
America's Most Endangered Places Suffer From Neglect, Popularity

FeatheredTar, flickr

The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its annual list of America's 11 most endangered historic places on Thursday, highlighting a motley crew of besieged attractions including a Minnesota mill, a Confederate fort and John Coltrane's home.

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