Costa Rica Floribeth Mora holds up a magazine featuring Pope John Paul II on the cover, as she gives her account of a miracle attributed to John Paul during a news conference at the archbishop's office in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Friday. Pope Francis on Friday approved the miracle of the Costa Rican woman bringing John Paul II to the ranks of saints. Mora suffering from a cerebral aneurism and only given a month to live, was inexplicably cured on May 1, 2011, the date of John Paul's beatification, when millions of worshippers filled St. Peter's Square to honor the beloved Polish pontiff.
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published Friday, July 5th, 2013
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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.