When asked by an official close to the Pope's inner circle whether a date had been set, Francis responded with a laugh and replied: "I can tell you now if you like! It will be April 27." [Note: Divine Mercy Sunday]
Pope John XXIII, who was pontiff from 1958 to 1963 and convened the Second Vatican Council, is also expected to be canonized on the same date.The Vatican is expected to make an official announcement on Sept. 30 when a consistory of cardinals will formally approve the canonization date.
I hope that news networks show this event live. I really think it's worth it.
I feel a great sense of pride and joy at the announcement at the canonization of Pope John Paul II. I so loved that pope!