It’s official: Pope Francis declares John XXII and John Paul II to be ‘blessed saints’

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, April 27, 2014 12:33 EDT
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Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints (via AFP)

Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed John Paul II and John XXIII the Catholic Church’s newest saints at a festive ceremony joined by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for two pontiffs who helped shape 20th-century history. “We declare and define as saints…

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