RELIGION
04/24/2014 11:59 am ET

Popes And Saints: Everything You Need To Know About Canonization In 17 Historical Facts

(RNS) Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be declared saints on Sunday (April 27), the first-ever double papal canonization. Here’s a quick guide to making saints in the Roman Catholic Church:

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17 Facts About Popes And Saints

Sources: “Understanding the Canonization Process,” by Christopher Bellitto; “John XXIII: The Medicine of Mercy,” by Massimo Faggioli; the EWTN website.

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