Pope John Paul II: Is he on the fast-track to sainthood?
There is some debate as to whether Pope John Paul II's path to possible sainthood has been quicker than others.
January 14th, 2011
08:21 AM ET

Pope John Paul II: Is he on the fast-track to sainthood?

The late Pope John Paul II is one miracle away from sainthood.

CNN's Senior Vatican Correspondent John Allen reports that a beatification ceremony for the late Pope will take place on May 1. This morning, Pope Benedict XVI credited his predecessor with performing a miracle which is the final requirement for beatification. Sainthood, however, would require that he be credited with performing two miracles.

But today's move does not come without controversy. As Allen explains to Kiran Chetry, some Catholics have expressed disapproval that the late Pope seems to be on the fast-track to sainthood.

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  1. Muhammad


    January 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Muhammad


    January 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. discernment

    Sorry but was raised Catholic,school and all. that is why I know the Catholic "religion" is bogus. Before you say any more maybe you should look up the historical facts of how catholisism started. It is EVIL! Satan smiles on the catholic beliefs.

    January 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • gerald

      I've studied the historical facts. Have you ever heard of the early church fathers? Do you know that the popes trace back to Peter himself. The histories you speak of are fabrications distortions and misunderstandings of human nature.

      January 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Uraluni

      Whoa! What? Historical "facts?"

      How is that possible? Where were the independent auditors who signed off on that?

      Without independent verification, or the ability to recreate, nothing is fact unless it's mathematically imperial.

      January 15, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Uraluni

      Dopey spell checking...empirical ... Not imperial.

      January 15, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • neoritter

      uraluni – you obviously don't understand that history is not mathematically EMPIRICAL.

      January 15, 2011 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
    • neoritter

      Please by all means, present your historical facts about the creation of the Catholic Church.

      Also, a person can be raised by parents who are economists. Doesn't mean the person will understand anything about it.

      January 15, 2011 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Uraluni

      Facts are nothing more than that which can be proven. That's the life I choose to follow. To believe things that can only be proven.

      History is only written by the cultural winners, and it's passed down how the cultural mass want it to be passed down.

      If humanity were completely honest about everything, there would be no need for people such as independent auditors. But the fact of the matter is that people lie to suit there own best interest.

      Religion (of any type) I would posit is the biggest lie of all. Many, many people have been killed in the name of it, but to what end?

      How is the author of Dianetics any different than the presumed authors of the Bible?
      How is the author of Dianetics(sp?) any

      January 16, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Uraluni

      Forgive the repeating of text. I'm typing this from my iPhone and I couldn't scroll back when I switched the screen from portrait to landscape.

      January 16, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. Samsta

    I rebuke thee in the name of JESUS u clown suit wearing alway on the track to satanhood i rebuke thee and i pray that the light shall shine n the eye of those that kneel to u in christ name i pray AMEN

    January 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. confused

    how does one 'perform' a miracle?

    January 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
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