On September 30 Pope Francis will make the announcement of the date selected for the canonization of his predecessors Juan Pablo II (1978-2005) and Juan XXIII (1958-1963), the Vatican sources announced.
Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the causes of Saints, said that the ceremony will take place during the first quarter of next year, because it was Pope Francis who ruled out the possibility that both canonizations are held in 2013.
On Last July 5, Francisco signed a decree through which he recognizes the attribution of a miracle through the intercession of Juan Pablo II, while in the case of Juan XXIII, he considered that it was not necessary to prove that he has interceded in a miracle.
Thanks to the fact that a second miracle is attributed to the blessed Juan Pablo II, the decision to canonize him has been quick, since it was authorized only eight years after his death in 2005.
While the provision to canonize Juan XXIII without a known miracle, has not been taken frequently in recent decades, but is the prerogative of the head of the Catholic Church, according to the standards of the Vatican.