Pope John XXIII
Pope Francis announced Monday that two of his recent predecessors, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, will be canonized as saints next spring.
Catholics in the D.C. area, including Cardinal Donald Wuerl the Archbishop of Washington, were excited today when the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, which sets up a dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII.
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