It’s official! John Paul II and John XXIII to be declared saints on April 27th
September 30, 2013. (Romereports.com)(-ONLY VIDEO-) It’s official. Pope Francis has announced that he will canonize both John Paul II and John XXIII, on April 27th, 2014.
At first it was believed that Pope Francis would canonize his predecessors on December 8th, but that date was later moved to April 27th, because milder temperatures will make it easier for pilgrims to travel to Rome.