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Should Pope John Paul II be canonized as a Catholic Saint after his beatificatio

  1. force of habit profile image58
    force of habitposted 6 years ago

    Should Pope John Paul II be canonized as a Catholic Saint after his beatification?

    Pope John Paul II will soon be beatified. The nexr step would be canonization to sainthood. This is usually a long process with many requirements.


  2. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    or we could just pretend he never existed since he, like other popes likes to protect pedophiles and does nothing to help end prejudism.

  3. Thesource profile image78
    Thesourceposted 6 years ago

    I believe a saint is defined as some one who has lead an exemplary life. Sometime this is so obvious that mankind or institutions can see this.

    However, in the majority of cases, there are many saints who go unnoticed and have lived in obscurity.  No one becomes a saint for the sake of public recognition only. Each religion has there conditions for an exemplary life. Many of us define exemplary life in our own way.

    Therefore, there are many more saints than what the Catholic Church sees. To me what they see is irrelevant. Because the eyes of the Church is unreliable. The Church have even killed many saints cruelly by burning them to the stakes

    Many see saints in their personal life. He may be a father who did his best to provide for his children under difficult conditions. A soldier who sacrificed his life so that others could be free. A fireman who risked his life. A President who has to make a right decision that was unpopular . These men and women need not be perfect to be a saints. You might be one even though there is no beatification or canonization.

    Pope John Paul to me is a saint, whether he is canonized or not. Unlike other Christians, he was able to keep his mind open wide enough to be inspired by God. He was honest enough to admit the wrong doings of the Church.

    1. Maggie Bennett profile image72
      Maggie Bennettposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You gave a very well thought out answer..  It is so very true many saints do go unrecognized.  I was going to respond, but you said exactly what I was thinking only you formulated it a bit better.