Pope Francis Approves Sainthood Cause For Predecessors

Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII to Be Canonized Before the End of This Year

Pope Francis this morning received Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, where he approved the cause of several blesseds and venerables, most notably, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.

Regarding Blessed John Paul II’s canonization, the Holy Father approved the second miracle attributed to the intercession of the late Pontiff. Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, confirmed reports that a Costa Rican woman was cured from a severe brain injury through the intercession of Blessed John Paul II.