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Former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to be canonized


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ABSTRACTFormer Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to be canonized :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) Editors Service About us Donate Spanish Portuguese Follow us: Loading News Headlines Vatican Americas Asia - Pacific US Europe Middle East - Africa Most Read Most Commented Archive Mandate Resources Abortion Advent Apologetics Benedict XVI Bible Cardinals Catechism Catholic Links Catholic Womanhood Church Fathers Holy Week Life & Family Liturgical Calendar Liturgy Mary Politics Pope Francis Prayers Sacraments Saints Virtue Tools Catholic Podcast RSS Feeds CNA TV CNA Audio Columns A Life Worth Living Answering the Tough Questions Bishops' Corner Book Reviews Both Oars In Catholic & Single Catholic Men Fr. Robert Barron Guest Columnist Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II In Good Company Indispensable Economics Inside the Church during WWII Led Into the Truth Movie Reviews Preparing the way for the Roman Missal – 3rd Edition Russell Shaw The New (& the Old) Evangelization The Spirit of the New Translation The Way of Beauty With Good Reason Your Moment in the Mass Documents Pope Benedict XVI Pope John Paul II Pope Paul VI Pope John XXIII Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XI Pope Pius X Pope Leo XIII Vatican II Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith Pontifical Council for the Family United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Cardinal James Francis Stafford Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Bishop Samuel J. Aquila Catholic Womanhood CNA Blog Home » News » Vatican Former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII to be canonized Pope John Paul II Visits United Nations. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider. Vatican City, Jul 5, 2013 / 07:38 am ( CNA/EWTN News ) .- Pope Francis has approved the cause for canonization of two previous Popes, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII. The announcement was made on July 5, the same day as Pope Francis’ first encyclical, “The Light of Faith,” was released. The previous steps towards Bl. John Paul II’s canonization had been completed in recent months. In the case of Bl. John XXIII, however, only one miracle has been formally approved by the Vatican. Normally, two miracles must be approved before a person can be canonized. Although such a decision is unusual, Vatican press office director Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., explained that it is within the authority of the Pope to waive the second miracle for a canonization cause. Since there was already one approved miracle that allowed Pope John XXIII to be beatified, the canonization will still be valid, even without a second miracle, he explained. He also referenced talks among theologians about whether separate miracles for beatification and canonization are necessary. Bl. John XXII is known for his encyclical, “Pacem in Terris,” and for calling the historic Second Vatican Council. The Church is currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of the council during the Year of Faith. Bl. John Paul II became famous throughout the world during his 27-year papacy for his charismatic nature, his love of youth and his world travels, along with his role in the fall of communism in Europe. The beloved Polish Pope died in 2005, making his 2011 beatification one of the quickest in recent Church history. Pope Francis is calling for a special Consistory of Cardinals so that the canonization of Bl. John Paul II may be discussed. The date for the canonizations has not yet been determined and will be discussed during the Consistory, although Fr. Lombardi said he believes they will occur before the end of the year. Tags: Blessed John Paul II , Pope John XXIII Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com Share Email Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Digg Stumble More Destinations Related articles Prayer to Saint Joseph by Blessed John XXIII John Paul II Servant of God, John Paul II Stations of the Cross with John Paul II - 1991 * The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and .......