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Pope John Paul II

May 24, 2014 — Pope Francis becomes one of the few pontiffs who have visited the birthplace of Christianity when he makes a three-day journey to the Holy Land where he will reach out to other faiths as well.
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Apr 26, 2014 — Pope John Paul II was a favorite of traditionalists in the Catholic Church. John XXIII was beloved by liberals. By canonizing them together, Pope Francis hopes to keep all Catholics in the same tent.
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Apr 25, 2014 — Catholics have known for years that Pope John Paul II was destined for sainthood, but many aren't so familiar with John XXIII, who also will be canonized on Sunday.
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Apr 23, 2014 — Millions of pilgrims are expected Sunday for the joint canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Rome is cleaning up and preparing everything from first aid stands to portable toilets.
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Feb 5, 2014 — Also: A book of Pope John Paul II's private writings is being published; Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul; Philip Roth on writing.
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Jan 27, 2014 — The late pope often rested in the mountains of Italy's Abruzzo region, and worshiped at a small church there. A small relic containing a piece of gauze that had been soaked in his blood is now missing.
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Sep 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.
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Jul 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.
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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
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Jan 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.
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