Vatican to make John Paul the 2nd a saint

Friday, 05 July 2013 - 18:22

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The Vatican says Pope John Paul the 2nd is to become a saint.

Pope Francis authorised a second miracle attributed to the late pontiff, clearing the way for his canonization, which is expected later this year.

The Polish-born pontiff led the Roman Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005.