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Pope John Paul II sainting process moving quickly

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Is Pope John Paul II approaching his halo too fast? As the Vatican prepares to elevate the late pontiff one step closer to sainthood this Sunday, the Catholic world is caught up with beatification fever. Rome is festooned with posters of the former pope on buses and lamp posts as…

John Paul II to be beatified May 1

VATICAN CITY — John Paul II is to be beatified on May 1 — a key step on the path to sainthood — the Vatican announced on Friday, after Pope Benedict XVI signed an official decree. The beatification was given the nod by Benedict because of John Paul II’s “imposing…