Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to be made saints

Late popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be made saints of the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican said on Friday in a widely-awaited announcement, without specifying when the canonisations will occur.

"The Supreme Pontiff approved... the canonisation of Blessed John XXIII... and decided to call a consistory on the canonisation of Blessed John Paul II," it said.

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