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How many saints has John Paul II canonized since he has been elected Pope? How many has he beatified ( the last step before a person becomes a "saint") since his election as Pope?
-- Marty schroeder (email@example.com), October 08, 1999
Marty--Pope John Paul II has canonized 296 new saints and beatified 923 women and men.
-- Hope in San Antonio (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 06, 2000.
Marty: The latest saint was canonized on Apr-30-2000; Sister Faustina Kowalska from Poland, also known by the revelations of Jesus, consigned in her diary "The Divine Mercy In My Soul".Now the number of saints canonized by J. P. II is 298. Get ready for the beatification of Jacinta and Francisco Martos "The children of Fatima" next May-13-2000
-- JAVIER NOVOA (email@example.com), May 05, 2000.
I am the one who would like to receive the answer to the question:
A list of the saints canonized by John Paul II.
-- Bessie Santiago (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 20, 2003.
You can find out for 20 bucks, but at the rate he's making saints, any edition you get will be out of date by the time it hits your mailbox.
-- jake (jake1REMOVE@pngusa.net), October 20, 2003.
Too many, he has cheapened it. He has done nothing in his canonization lust to inspire faithfulness to the gospel. He would better hold his minions accountable but that would take to much effort so he does not take that high road.
Padre Pio, the manifestly holy and miraculously ridden man deserved his. Mother Teresa, the jury should still long be out on. She was not even near the magnitude of Pio's supernatural holiness.
God save us from this Pope.
-- Karl (Parkerkajwen@hotmail.com), October 20, 2003.
In canonizing a greater number of the exceptionally holy members of the Church, Our Holy Father has proclaimed what has always been true - that sainthood is attainable by anyone who commits themselves to the service of God and His Church. Heaven isn't just for Augustine and Aquinas and Francis and Teresa and Peter and Paul. If it was, I'd be in deep trouble, for I will likely never achieve the level of profound spirituality they achieved in their lifetimes. But the Pope shows us that there are a great many exceptionally holy people who were not apostles, or founders of orders, or writers of scripture, or popes, or visionaries, or Doctors of the Church. People like you and me, who didn't have the stigmata, didn't perform miracles, didn't levitate or bilocate, but who were simply hard working, dedicated, faithful, commited, holy Catholics. That's what is required to become a saint. Nothing more.
-- Paul M. (PaulCyp@cox.net), October 20, 2003.
Bessie, please ignore the first two replies you got (the ones from Monkey Island).
A simple list of all canonizations from Pope Leo XIII (1878) through most of Pope John Paul II's reign (to the last one in 2002) can be found at http://www.osvpublishing.com/catholicalmanac/canonizations.asp
The most recently canonized saints (from May and October 2003) are these: St. Pedro Poveda Castroverde, St. José María Rubio y Peralta, St. Genoveva Torres Morales, St. Ángela de la Cruz (María de los Ángeles Guerrero González), St. María Maravillas de Jesús (Pidal y Chico de Guzmán), St. Józef Sebastian Pelczar, St. Urszula Ledóchowska, St. Maria De Mattias, St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli, St. Daniel Comboni. St. Arnold Janssen, and St. Joseph Freinademetz.
As of today, in his pontificate, the Holy Father has proclaimed 473 Saints (Sancti/Sanctae) and 1315 Blesseds (Beati/Beatae). Of the 473 saints, only about 130 were canonized singly or in small groups. The rest, about 340, are accounted for by three groups of over 100 martyrs each -- from Korea (in 1984), Vietnam (1988), and China (2000).
One major reason for the pope's beatification and canonization of so many more people than his predecessors was his decision to modify the rule pertaining to the requirement of miracles through the intercession of a person being considered. Whereas there formerly had to be two attributed miracles for beatification, plus another two for canonization -- Pope John Paul II changed this to "one plus one." Therefore, many people who had previously been beatified after two miracles (during prior papacies) became immediately eligible for possible canonization -- and many other people to whom just one miracle had been attributed (during prior papacies, even going back hundreds of years) became immediately eligible for possible beatification.
God bless you.
-- J. F. Gecik (email@example.com), October 20, 2003.
One of the reasons why John Paul II has cononized so many saints compared to his predecesors, is that today we have a great technology in transport and comunications. Now, things can be done much more faster than before, and this Pope clearly has taken that advantage of it. The cuestion is: have we taken this advantage like him?
I think it´s wonderful that John Paul canonizes so many saints, because the orthodox churches do it a lot, each orthodox church do it and each church canonizes it´s own saints, of their area. So, it shouldn´t be that they would have more canonized or beatified saints than us. I think the Pope is doing a great job. Thank God for this Pope.
-- Miguel Faller Campos (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 2003.