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From Pope to Saint

It has been nearly 60 years since Pope Pius X was canonized on May 29, 1954. Since then, there hasn’t been another pope made a saint. Until now. On April 27, Pope Francis marks an unprecedented event by elevating Popes John XXIII and John Paul II into sainthood — the first time in the Church’s 2,000-year history two popes will be canonized together. It is truly fitting that these popes will be celebrated together, as they spent their pontificates helping to shape the modern Church. Our Sunday Visitor takes a look at the indelible mark these two incredible saints left on the Church.

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