On the same day that he released an encyclical partially written by one of his predecessors, Pope Francis also offered a remarkable sign of continuity with two others, confirming that Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will likely be canonized together within the year.
A Vatican spokesman said today that Francis will convene a consistory, or a gathering of cardinals, to set the date for a canonization ceremony in the near future.TAGGED: Catholic Church
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