Sat., 10:43 pm: Locals note canonization of two popes

Early Sunday, Pope Francis will hold an unprecedented ceremony at the Vatican with the double canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.

The Rev. Michael D. Balash, director of the office of worship in the Diocese of Youngstown, said to commemorate the event locally, a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating the new saints will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown.

Balash said the local Mass of Thanksgiving is “to give the people of our area the opportunity to celebrate this great event.”

Read more about the celebration, and TV times to watch the broadcast, in the Sunday Tribune Chronicle.