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Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Iaz93: 5:36pm On Sep 30, 2013
Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be
declared saints on 27 April 2014, Pope Francis has
announced.


The Pope said in July that he would canonise his
two predecessors, after approving a second
miracle attributed to John Paul.
Polish John Paul, the first non-Italian pope for
more than 400 years, led the Catholic Church from
1978-2005.
Pope John was pontiff from 1958-1963, calling the
Second Vatican Council that transformed the
Church.
The decision to canonise the two at the same time
appears designed to unify Catholics,
correspondents say.
John Paul II is a favourite of conservative
Catholics, while John XXIII is widely admired by
the Church's progressive wing.

'The good pope'
John Paul stood out for his media-friendly,
globetrotting style. He was a fierce critic of
communism, and is credited with helping inspire
opposition to communist rule in eastern Europe.
John Paul has been on a fast track to sainthood
since his death, when crowds in St Peter's Square
chanted "santo subito" ("sainthood now"wink.
During his own papacy he simplified the process
by which people are made saints, and created
more of them than all previous popes combined.
John XXIII is remembered for introducing the
vernacular to replace Latin in church masses and
for creating warmer ties between the Catholic
Church and the Jewish faith.
He has a big following in Italy, where he is known
as Il Papa Buono, the good pope.
The BBC's David Willey reports from Rome that
Pope John was in many ways similar to Pope
Francis, a humble, down-to-earth man with a fine
sense of humour.
Two living popes are expected to be present at the
canonisation ceremony: Francis, who will officiate,
and Pope Benedict, who retired earlier this year.
The double canonisation will be the first in the
Church's history.

Miracles
Two miracles have been officially attributed to
Pope John Paul II - the number usually needed for
canonisation.
The first miracle was the apparent curing of a 49-
year-old French nun, Sister Marie Simon-Pierre
Normand. She had been diagnosed with
Parkinson's Disease, the same malady which
afflicted the pope himself in his later years.
The second miracle came on the day of John Paul
II's beatification by his successor, Pope Benedict
XVI. A Costa Rican woman reportedly made an
"inexplicable recovery" from a serious brain
illness, and the only explanation was believed to
be the fact that her family had prayed for John Paul
II's intercession.
Pope John XXIII was beatified by John Paul II in
2000, and Pope Francis took the unusual step of
waiving the requirement of a second miracle in his
case.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24330204

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Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by italo: 6:02pm On Sep 30, 2013
I thank them for their witness to the faith. Pray for me, dear Popes - Saints.
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Nobody: 6:42pm On Sep 30, 2013
smh...

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Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Iaz93: 7:28pm On Sep 30, 2013
Joavid: smh...
grin grin
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Nobody: 8:06pm On Sep 30, 2013
Iaz93: grin grin

abi why u lauging
The bible says we are all sinners abi... even when jesus was on earth he never claimed self righteousness.
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by holypower(m): 8:36pm On Sep 30, 2013
End-time
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by aku626(m): 8:41pm On Sep 30, 2013
Good for them its an earthly title we shall see what would be given to them in Heaven.
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Syncan(m): 9:19pm On Sep 30, 2013
Their lives are an inspiration. It sounds good to know someone who lived in these perilious times of ours, and men could witness to the holiness of his life. Its even more exhilarating when there are verifiable claims of Divine endorsement. Yes, Yes, those who believe do not die, they move to a better place, what hope and reassurance it gives to me, that even I can make it.

Sancta Joanes xxiii et Joanes paulus ii, ora pro nobis.

Hope to see you two, when I come over.

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Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Iaz93: 10:20pm On Sep 30, 2013
italo: I thank them for their witness to the faith. Pray for me, dear Popes - Saints.
Shey na through Nairaland pope go pray for you??! undecided undecided

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Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Iaz93: 10:34pm On Sep 30, 2013
Joavid:

abi why u lauging
The bible says we are all sinners abi... even when jesus was on earth he never claimed self righteousness.
Your post made me laugh.

Yes, right!
Aku626 is on point …it's just an earthly title.
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by tobechi20(m): 10:44pm On Sep 30, 2013
Why do i feel this is politics?

Two popes from two wings for unity.






Lesson learnt

world play politics with everything

america and russia showing power over syria chemical attack

aasu and fg playing politics with education

tb joshua and jim iyke playing drama with demon




btw am catholic
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Nobody: 11:48pm On Sep 30, 2013
tobechi20: Why do i feel this is politics?

Two popes from two wings for unity.






Lesson learnt

world play politics with everything

america and russia showing power over syria chemical attack

aasu and fg playing politics with education

tb joshua and jim iyke playing drama with demon




btw am catholic

u dnt sound lyk a catholic....mind wht u xay wen on religion matters lest u commit a sacrilage..

Iesum christum sabatorem

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Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by italo: 8:17am On Oct 01, 2013
Shey na your business?

Iaz93: Shey na through Nairaland pope go pray for you??! undecided undecided

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Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Iaz93: 10:50am On Oct 01, 2013
italo: Shey na your business?

angry undecided
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Dnaz(m): 3:47pm On Oct 01, 2013
Evil Brain: [img]http://4.bp..com/-b9sGhkLn0_g/USOOVOoSmZI/AAAAAAAAOGA/ufL5fGbzYVk/s1600/John+Paul+II+and+Maciel.jpg[/img]

Who is the cretin of a mod who hid my Patron saint of Pȃedophiles post? What was wrong with it?

Is it not true that John Paul II protected and promoted known child molesters throughout his reign? Is it not true that he constantly denied and made light of allegations of clergy abuse despite having access to mountains of evidence about thousands of pȃedophile priests? Is it not true that he once labelled victims who dared to speak out about their abuse liars? Was it not under his reign that the glacially slow and highly secretive Vatican bureaucracy allowed known abusers to continue raping children over decades and retire and die unpunished? Is it not John Paul II who promoted the culture of protecting the church at all costs leading to the worldwide cover-up and enabling of child abuse?

Is that not a picture of John Paul II hugging the notorious sex abuser Marcial Maciel at the top of this post? Is it not John Paul II that dismissed all the countless sex abuse allegations against "Father" Maciel over decades? Is it not John Paul II that promoted him, defended him and shielded him from punishment even while the abuses continued?

You catholic sheep should keep on ignoring all the evidence and deifying this guy. You simian mods should keep censoring those who speak the truth about him. Maybe when a priest rȃpes one of your children, you'll understand why this issue is important.

Its funny that you mindless religious zombies who are defending John Paul II and Benedict XVI don't even understand your own religion. You've failed to understand that the church is not the pretentious old men wearing the clownish clothes. The church is not the old buildings or the rituals or the prayers. The church is the people! The church is the tens of thousands of kids in the US alone (and countless more elsewhere) whose lives were destroyed because John Paul II and his successor didn't think the widespread and ongoing rȃpe of children was a matter needing urgent action.

And they want to make the guy a saint!!! The catholic church makes me sick.

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It is God dat made him a saint, please direct all your complaints to him. Thank u
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by italo: 4:03pm On Oct 01, 2013
Pope 'Saint' John Paul II, pray for us.
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Ajibam: 5:04pm On Oct 01, 2013
Dnaz:

It is God dat made him a saint, please direct all your complaints to him. Thank u
angry

were you there during the coronation?
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by italo: 5:14pm On Oct 01, 2013
Ajibam: angry

were you there during the coronation?
angry

Where you there when Jesus died and resurrected?
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Nobody: 9:15pm On Oct 01, 2013
tobechi20: Until blessed michael tansi is made saint
until african becomes pope






this is politics

Bros please quit been stupid for once
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Nobody: 9:18pm On Oct 01, 2013
italo: angry

Where you there when Jesus died and resurrected?

Abeg help me ask them.They keep calling their pastors Men of God or Great men of God but when catholics mention saints they start whining.
Re: Popes To Be Declared Saints In April by Iaz93: 10:57pm On Nov 21, 2013
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