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Pope John Paul -to be made a Saint! VATICAN CITY -- The late Pope John Paul II will be made a saint, the Vatican said on Friday, announcing that Pope Francis had approved a second miracle attributed to the Polish pontiff, who led the Roman Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005.

Visit the Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland. Walk in the footsteps of Blessed John Paul II and St. Faustina! Pray the Divine Mercy where Jesus recited it to St. Faustina.


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Pope John Paul II John Paul II was known not only as a religious leader but as a proponent of world peace during the delicate days of the Cold War. He is credited with having a heavy hand in ending communism in his native Poland and throughout Eastern Europe. He was Pope for 27 years, the second longest papacy in history. Date: Unknown. Photographer: Unknown.