Pope John Paul II to Be Sainted

    Pope John Paul II gives his blessing as he appears at the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 23, 2005. Looking gaunt, Pope John Paul II appeared at his studio window Wednesday and blessed faithful in St. Peter's Square. In the approximately one-minute-long appearance, the ailing pontiff raised  his hand in blessing a few times but didn't speak. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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    Pope Francis is really shaking things up in V-City. Now he’s approved a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II and decided that another pope, John XXIII, doesn’t even need to have a second miracle confirmed on his way to sainthood, leading the way to a double canonization. The Vatican said that Francis had the power to “dispense” with the formalities and make the earlier pope a saint based on his merit, 50 years since his death. John Paul II’s saint-maker was the curing of a Costa Rican woman of a cerebral aneurysm.