Pope John Paul II Cleared for Sainthood

He was approved on Friday by Pope Francis.

Jul 5 2013, 9:33am CDT | by

Pope John Paul II Cleared for Sainthood
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In a major demonstration of his papal authority, Francis decided to make John XXIII a saint even though the Vatican hasn't confirmed a second miracle attributed to his intercession. The Vatican said Francis had the power to "dispense" with the normal saint-making procedures to canonize him on his own merit, without a miracle. People online magazine reports.

The ceremonies are expected before the end of the year. The date of Dec. 8 has been floated as one possibility, given it's the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a major feast day for the church. Polish media continued to report that October was likely, to mark the anniversary of John Paul's election, but Vatican officials have said that's too soon to organize such a massive event.

 
 
 

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