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Beyond Belief

On Sunday 27 April, Pope Francis celebrates the canonisation of two of his predecessors, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, in St Peter's Square Rome with live coverage on RTÉ One.

Following the morning's canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, Mick Peelo presents 'The New Saints - A Beyond Belief Special'. He will be joined by a select panel to discuss the lives, legacies and pontificates of the new saints, the purpose and meaning of sainthood and its relevance for today.

The panel includes: Mark Patrick Hederman, Abbot of Glenstal; Dame/Baroness Nuala O'Loan, member of the House of Lords, former Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland and contributor to the Irish Catholic Newspaper; Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala, (former director of the Irish College in Rome 1992 - 2001), Archbishop Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and Grainne Doherty, theologian and lecturer at All Hallows College, Dublin.

RTÉ One, Sunday 27 April

8.55am - Mass for the Canonisation of two Popes
Pope Francis celebrates the canonisation of two of his predecessors, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, in St Peter's Square Rome, with commentary from Mary Kennedy and Fr Dermod McCarthy.

10.35pm - The New Saints - A Beyond Belief Special
Following the morning's canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, Mick Peelo presents 'The New Saints - A Beyond Belief Special'. He will be joined by a select panel to discuss the lives, legacies and pontificates of the new saints, the purpose and meaning of sainthood and its relevance for today.

Presenter: Mick Peelo
Producer: Seán Ó Méalóid

Beyond Belief
  • RTÉ One, Monday, 10.35pm