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  • 'I met a saint' says Columbia native who greeted Pope John Paul II in 1995

    'I met a saint' says Columbia native who greeted Pope John Paul II in 1995
    Ever since she met Pope John Paul II when she was a schoolgirl in 1995, Melissa Brent has frequently replayed the brief encounter in her mind.
  • Pasadena boy greeted a future saint when Pope John Paul II visited in 1995

    Pasadena boy greeted a future saint when Pope John Paul II visited in 1995
    Minutes from meeting Pope John Paul II in 1995, Justin Farinelli of Pasadena had one fear racing through his mind. "I didn't want to drop the flowers," he recalled last week with a laugh. "They were almost as big as I was." Farinelli, 9 years old at...

    Local Masses, celebrations mark double canonization

    Local Masses, celebrations mark double canonization
    Hundreds of local Catholics streamed up the aisles of Holy Rosary Church in Baltimore Sunday, through incense-sweet air, to venerate the relic of a pope who visited 38 years earlier. The relic — a drop of Pope John Paul II's blood given to the...

    Popes deserve greater scrutiny [Letter]

    Popes deserve greater scrutiny [Letter]
    The pending sainthood of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII may be a bit rushed ("St. Pius X parishioners recall role in visit of Pope John Paul II," April 23). Both were allegedly cognizant that under their tenure there were heinous sexual crimes...

    Harford residents recall meeting, seeing newly-sainted John Paul II

    Harford residents recall meeting, seeing newly-sainted John Paul II
    Kathleen Schenking thought meeting a saint sounded like something from ancient times, but it happened to her, unknowingly, a quarter century ago. The Street resident received a blessing from then-Pope John Paul II on her 22nd birthday, during a 1988...