September 30, 2013 Pope Francis has selected the Second Sunday of Easter as the date for their canonization. The ceremony at the Vatican is expected to draw large crowds, especially from John Paul II's native Poland.
July 5, 2013 Theologians recently attributed a second miracle — the curing of a Costa Rican woman with a brain injury — to Pope John Paul II. The Vatican announced Friday that Pope John XXIII a saint.
May 2, 2011 Col. Moammar Gadhafi's son and grandchildren were reportedly killed in a NATO airstrike in Libya on Saturday; former Pope John Paul is closer to sainthood; Alabama's damage is like Hurricane Katrina; the retrial opens for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
January 14, 2011 The pope, who died in 2005, will be considered "blessed" after beatification — which came after the church declared that a nun's recovery from Parkinson's disease was a miracle.