Pope Francis to convene meeting of Cardinals on September 30th
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato, has told Vatican Radio that Pope Francis will preside over a meeting of cardinals on September 30th to approve the canonization of Blessed Pope John Paul II and Blessed Pope John XXIII. The meeting will also decide the date for the canonizations. The two will be canonized at the same ceremony. Pope John XXIII is remembered for calling the Second Vatican Council which reformed the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II implemented the resolutions of the council and developing them in all aspects. Cardinal Amato said the two Popes should be considered as pillars of Christian culture and of Christian holiness.