Roman Catholic

Popes John Paul II, John XXIII To Be Made Saints

To be canonized on April 27, 2014

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VATICAN CITY (AP)—Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27, 2014.

Pope Francis announced the date Monday during a meeting with cardinals inside the Apostolic Palace.

Francis had announced in July he would canonize two of the 20th century's most influential popes together, approving a miracle attributed to John Paul's intercession and bending Vatican rules by deciding that John XXIII didn't need one.