July 5, 2013

John Paul II, John XXIII to Be Saints

John Allen, National Catholic Reporter

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.

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