Many have speculated the canonization ceremony to occur in the latter part of 2013, however due to a very busy year, John Paul II and John XXIII will be sainted at the same time in 2014.
Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, told Vatican News that Pope Francis has scheduled September 30 as the day he will hold the consistory that will set the date for the canonizations of the future Pope Saints.
On September 30th, the Pope will hold consistory and on this occasion he will announce the date of canonizations. I think it is difficult this year and will probably be next year. The Holy Father on the plane that brought him to Brazil had already announced that the canonizations would not be imminent during the last months of 2013, but in 2014.
Pope Blessed John XXIII reigned as Pontiff from October 28, 1958 until his death on June 3, 1963. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 3 of 2000, and he is affectionately known as “Good Pope John.”
Pope Blessed John Paul II ruled the Catholic Church from October 16, 1978 until his death on April 2, 2005. Referred to as, “John Paul the Great,” Pope John Paul II was beatified on May 1, 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI, now Pope Emeritus.
When Pope Francis announces the date for the canonization ceremony, it will be reported here.
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