Pope John XXIII
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.
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.