According to Vatican Radio:
Pope Francis on Monday morning held the Public Ordinary Consistory for the forthcoming Canonization of Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II. During the course of the Consistory in the Vatican’s Consistory Hall, the Pope decreed that his two predecessors will be raised to Sainthood on April 27, 2014, the day on which the Church celebrates the Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy.
There’s a part of me that wants to believe that these canonizations will not happen; that the Lord will allow neither His little ones to be so led astray, nor Himself to be so “bound in heaven.” On the other hand, when one considers the degree to which He has already allowed the mortals who steer the Barque of St. Peter to drift off course, I suppose anything is possible.
“O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before thou wilt judge and avenge those who dwell upon the earth?”
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