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Francis presides over historic day

April 28, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of......

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Apr-28-14 6:29 PM

"Francis then tweaked the Vatican's own saint-making rules, deciding that John could be made a saint alongside him without the necessary second miracle usually required for canonization."

So they are even dumbing down saint hood requirements!

Wow, guess nothing is truely sacred anymore!

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SNAPJudy

Apr-28-14 5:51 PM

This is a very painful event for the many sex abuse victims. John Paul could have made a difference yet he did absolutely nothing to stop the sex abuse crises within the Catholic church. In fact he did just the opposite. One example is that he honored Cardinal Law, who covered up multiple sex crimes by clergy in the Boston Archdiocese, by giving him a prestigious appointment in the Vatican. Honoring church officials who enable clergy sex abuse sends the wrong message to other church officials, who are still covering up sex crimes.

Pope John Paul may have done some good things, but he ignored the most egregious crimes committed against thousand upon thousand of innocent children. For that reason, it is absolutely wrong to make him a saint and it is extremely hurtful to all of the victims who have been sexually abused by his clergy. Judy Jones, SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

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