27 April 2014 Current Affairs

Justice RM Lodha Sworn In As New Chief Justice of India

Justice RM Lodha was  on 27 April sworn in as the new Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee. Chief Justice Lodha succeeds Chief Justice P Sathasivam who demitted office on completion of his term on 26 April 2014. Lodha will preside over the Supreme Court for five months as his term will come to an end 27 September, 2014.

Popes John Paul II and John XXIII Declared Saints In Double Canonisation

John XXIII and John Paul II were canonized on 27 April by the Pope Francis at the Vatican on 27 April. Pope John XIII reigned from 1958-1963 and is perceived as a hero by the liberal Catholics for having convened the Second Vatican Council. Pope John Paul II had reigned from 1978-2005. The event was also attended by retired Pope Benedict XVI which was seen as an unprecedented event in Vatican’s history.


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