Canonization next April 27 for Popes John Paul II, John XXIII
CWN - September 30, 2013
Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonized on April 27, 2014: the feast of Divine Mercy.
Pope Francis announced the date for the joint canonization ceremony at an ordinary consistory in Rome on September 30.
In July, when the Pope signed a decree calling for the canonization of the two former Pontiffs, there was speculation that the joint ceremony might take place before the end of the calendar year. The later date allows Vatican organizers more time to plan for what will likely be an enormous influx of pilgrims for the ceremony.
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