More than 3 million people are expected to press into the Eternal City to honor John XXIII and John Paul II on April 27. It is there that they will be declared saints by Pope Francis.[quote_box_right]

Local Celebrations

9 a.m., 4/27, Mass celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix

11 a.m., 4/27, Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares, Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, 2828 W. Country Gables Dr., Phoenix


But for those of us unable to make the trip to Rome, we’ve got options.

EWTN will provide live coverage of this historic event on Sunday, April 27, at 12:30 a.m. (PDT — make sure you check your local listings.)

Want to take in the event at a more reasonable hour? EWTN will air a replay on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m.

In the Phoenix area, EWTN can be found on Cox Cable channel 113, DIRECTV channel 370, and 261 on DISH.

And be sure to catch all the other great programming leading up to the canonizations of #2popesaints.

Don’t have EWTN? That’s OK, because the Vatican will be broadcasting the ceremony live on its YouTube Channel.