Late Pope John Paul II likely to be made a saint soon, says cardinal

A confidant of John Paul II told reporters that the late Pope is very likely to soon be made a saint. “Since John Paul II performed more than one miracle, his canonization will surely be recognized,” said Italian cardinal Giovanni Batista Re, a central Catholic figure. Church officials are now examining the miracles attributed to the pope “to see which were the most solid,” he adds. The front-runner is the healing—apparently unexplainable by science—of French nun Marie Simon-Pierre.


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