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Pope John XXIII

Pope John Paul II blesses Ugandans at a mass in Namugongo, east of Kampala, on February 07, 1993, on the third day of his five-day visit to Africa. Later in the day the pope is scheduled to visit Nsambya hospital and meet with AIDS victims. (MICHEL GANGNE/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholic World Abuzz After Word Leaks Of Dual Canonizations

History was being made at the Vatican on Monday. The news out of Rome on Monday said that two popes will be elevated to sainthood on the same day – Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonized at the same time.

09/30/2013

Pope John Paul II (file / credit: JEAN-CLAUDE DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Catholics React To Pope John Paul II Being Cleared For Sainthood

Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.

07/05/2013