Vatican, Rome gear up for canonizations of John XXIII, John Paul II

VATICAN CITY
By Cindy Wooden

Just over five weeks before the canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, Rome hotels are reporting they are almost fully booked and the Vatican has confirmed the Mass will take place in St. Peter's Square, despite knowing that hundreds of thousands of people will have to watch the ceremony on large video screens.

Cardinal calls to maintain, yet reinterpret, doctrine to help families

VATICAN CITY
By Carol Glatz

In its approach to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, the Catholic Church needs to find a middle ground that does not destroy or abandon doctrine, but offers a "renewed" interpretation of church teaching in order to help those whose marriages have failed, Cardinal Walter Kasper said.

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