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A man walks past posters announcing the double canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 24, 2014 in Rome. Late popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be made saints at an unprecedented joint ceremony on April 27, 2014 in a bid to unite Catholic conservatives and liberals. The canonizations of two popular popes are set to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome. AFP PHOTO/ Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago-Area Pilgrims Begin Arriving For Canonizations In Rome

Rome is ready for these Chicagoans and the hundreds of thousands who’ll join them. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/24/2014

Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Cardinal George Asks Church To Find His Replacement

George said the formal process of selecting his replacement has not started, but will begin soon.

04/11/2014

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SW Side Parish Eager To Celebrate Canonization Of Pope John Paul II

The Vatican’s decision to make John Paul II a saint along with Pope John XXIII the Sunday after Easter makes perfect sense to Father Wojech Baryski.

09/30/2013

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Local Catholics Cheer As Pope John Paul II Moves Toward Sainthood

Five Holy Martyrs has ties to Pope John Paul II, who the Vatican says will be a saint by the end of the year. Parishioners at the mainly Polish church said they’re proud of the late pontiff.

07/07/2013

Chicagoans In Rome

Chicagoans In Rome Hardly About To Forgive Bin Laden

For Chicagoans in Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, the news of Osama bin Laden’s death brought a sense of relief.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

A general view of St. Peter's Square during the John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo: Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Attend Beatification For Pope John Paul II

Chicago’s polish community was overwhelmed with pride on Sunday as many made the pilgrimage to witness Pope John Paul II’s journey toward sainthood.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2011

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St. Sabina Services Proceed Without Pfleger; Cardinal Defends Priest’s Suspension

As a different priest delivered the homily to St. Sabina parishioners Saturday, Cardinal Francis George continued to defend his suspension of popular Pastor Michael Pfleger.

04/30/2011

Anthony Zawila is one of the Chicago-area pilgrims traveling to Rome this weekend. (CBS)

Chicagoans Make Holy Pilgrimage To Rome

Chicagoans are among the throngs of Catholics in Rome this weekend to help honor the late Pope John Paul II. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with some of the pilgrims.

04/29/2011

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Pfleger Controversy Follows Cardinal George To Rome

Cardinal George, traveling to Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II, won’t be able to escape the controversy over Father Michael Pfleger’s suspension back home. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/28/2011

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Chicago Catholics Filled With Pride As John Paul Nears Sainthood

Thousands of the faithful at the Vatican for Easter on Sunday will remain in Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II next week. Hundreds of Chicagoans also plan to make the journey.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2011

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Cardinal George To Attend Beatification For Pope John Paul II

The beatification of Pope John Paul II comes May 1, and Francis Cardinal George says he will be in Rome and participating in the ceremony.

WBBM Newsradio–04/18/2011