Pilgrimage to canonizations for John Paul II, John XXIII planned

Bishop Richard F. Stika and Cardinal Justin Rigali will be featured on a pilgrimage to Rome scheduled April 21-29 for the canonizations of Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.

The pilgrimage, sponsored by Select International Tours, will depart Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport on April 21, and connect with a direct flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Rome on USAir.

Registration is under way at www.selectinternationaltours.com or 800-842-4842.

Pope Francis announced Sept. 30 that he will declare his predecessors saints during a papal ceremony scheduled for April 27 at the Vatican.

Select International has sponsored other pilgrimages led by Bishop Stika and Cardinal Rigali.

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