December 19, 2009

Reports say John Paul II could inch closer to sainthood

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The late Pope John Paul II is expected to take another step toward sainthood on Saturday (Dec. 19). According to Italian media reports, Pope Benedict XVI will sign a decree that recognizes the “heroic virtue” of his predecessor and declares him “venerable,” leaving him eligible for beatification, the rank just below sainthood. […]

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