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Posted on 07/05/2013 5:23:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Pope Francis on Friday cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting up a remarkable dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII.
In a major demonstration of his papal authority, Francis decided to make John XXIII a saint even though the Vatican hasnt confirmed a second miracle attributed to his intercession. The Vatican said Francis had the power to dispense with the normal saint-making procedures to canonize him on his own merit, without a miracle.
The ceremonies are expected before the end of the year. The date of Dec. 8 has been floated as one possibility, given its the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a major feast day for the church.
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In the words of the Ents, let us not be hasty. However, in this case, perhaps it is merited.
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