Pope Francis signed off on a second miracle attributed to the late Pope John Paul II, setting him up to officially become a saint.
John Paul II publicly apologized for the sins of his priests and called for greater attention to alleged victims.
John Paul II told the European Union at the time that it was “a beacon of civilization.”
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI were phenomenal friends of the world Jewish community and Israel.
But the general guidelines probably will follow those laid down by John Paul II in 1996.
He was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint by Pope John Paul II in 1981.
Kertzer credits John Paul II with opening the files on the Pius XI papacy, in 2002, which made him decide to embark upon the book.
What inspired us Poles most was that, with Reagan and John Paul II, she was a deeply moral politician.
And it was only in 1994, under John Paul II, that the Vatican gave diplomatic recognition to the state of Israel.
When John Paul II died in 2005, pilgrims held signs and chanted “santo subito,” or “sainthood now,” at his funeral.