Pope John Paul II quicker to Sainthood

Pope John Paul II quicker to SainthoodPope John Paul II has moved a step closer to being made a Saint and now needs just the final approval from Pope Francis. The ceremony could come as soon as December. A commission of Cardinals and Bishops met Tuesday to consider John Paul’s case and signed off on it, according to the news agency. Pope John Paul II born as Karol Jozef Wojtyła on May 18, 1920 and he was given ordination on November 01, 1946. His Papacy began on October 16, 1978. He died on April 02, 2005). He was beatified on May 01, 2011 at Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI.

Sainthood Process

Pope John Paul II has cleared the final obstacle before being made a Saint, with the last steps being just final approval from Pope Francis and the setting of a date for the ceremony, which could come as soon as December 08, a Vatican official and news reports said Tuesday.
John Paul has been on the fast track for possible sainthood ever since his 2005 death, but there remains some concern that the process has been too quick. Some of the Holy See’s deep-seated problems — sexual abuse by clerics, dysfunctional governance and more recently the financial scandals at the Vatican bank — essentially date from shortcomings during his pontificate. Defenders of the fast-track process argue that people are canonized, not pontificates.
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