Benedict XVI on John Paul II: I always knew he was a saint
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ROME (RNS) Pope John Paul II won’t officially become a saint until a special high-profile ceremony next month at the Vatican. But the man who succeeded him says he has seen him in that light for years.
“The reality that John Paul II was a saint became increasingly apparent to me in the years I worked together with him,” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said in an interview published Friday (March 7) in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.