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Pope John Paul II Approved For Sainthood
Updated July 7, 2013 8:42 AM
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(EVANSVILLE) - On Friday, the Vatican announced that Pope John Paul II will be declared a saint by the end of this year.

Pope Francis cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood after approving a miracle attributed to John Paul's intercession.

The Vatican says John Paul's first miracle happened when a french nun was healed of Parkinson's disease. The second miracle, the one Francis approved on Friday, involved the healing of a Costa Rican woman of a cerebral aneurysm.

Catholic officials believe Pope John Paul II will be canonized, along with Pope John XXIII in December.

An official date has not been set for the canonization.

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