Pope Francis Wants Sainthood For Two Papal Predecessors

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September 30, 2013 AT 6:13 AM
The Vatican said late popes John Paul II and John XXIII would be made saints at an unprecedented joint ceremony on April 27, 2014 in a bid to unite Catholic conservatives and liberals. "John XXIII is generally a hero to the church's progressive wing while John Paul II is typically lionized by Catholic conservatives," said John Allen, from the National Catholic Reporter