Date when Pope John Paul II to be canonized to be announced in September

POSTED: 01:43 AM MST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 12:14 PM MDT Aug 20, 2013 

Pope Francis will host a meeting of cardinals Sept. 30 to formally approve the canonization of Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII; the date for the canonization will be announced at that time, said Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes.

The cardinal told Vatican Radio Aug. 20 that only Pope Francis knows for sure the date he will proclaim the two popes saints, although he already implied that it is likely to be in 2014.

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