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John Paul Ii Sainthood

An Inside Track To Sainthood?

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 04.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) When Pope Francis canonizes Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday (April 27), Catholics across the spectrum will have reason to cheer: Lib...

Costa Rican Woman 'Cured' By JP2 Becomes Symbol Of Faith

AP | JAVIER CORDOBA | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion

TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her ...

A No-Frills Canonization For JPII, John XXIII

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The low-frills style of Pope Francis is having an effect on the upcoming canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII. Or...

Benedict XVI On John Paul II: I Always Knew He Was A Saint

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Pope John Paul II won’t officially become a saint until a special high-profile ceremony next month at the Vatican. But the man who succee...

Why Canonizing John Paul II Is a Mistake

Michele Somerville | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, many Roman Catholics were quick to optimism. Some dared to hope for something of a church renaissance, and for relief, perhaps, in the wake of the bitter reign of "God's Rottweiler," Joseph Ratzinger.

John Paul II Cleared For Sainthood

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 09.04.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century's most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to ...

John Paul II Clears Another Hurdle Towards Sainthood

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a saint, awaiting just the final approval from Pope Francis an...

Miracle Moves John Paul II Another Step Towards Sainthood

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II has moved a step closer to sainthood. A Vatican official says a commission of theologians approved a miracle attrib...

Is John Paul ll Being Fast-Tracked To Sainthood?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has recognized a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II, bringing the la...