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In the not so distance future, Pope John Paul
II will become recognized as one of the Catholic Church's canonized
saints. While the investigation into Pope John Paul II's life has commenced, the
laity of the Church already recognizes his entrance into Heaven. The
crowds at his funeral cried out "Santo Subito" or he's a saint now.
This website, JohnPaultheSaint.com, will bring you the latest with regard
to Pope John Paul II's canonization process and give you the opportunity to purchase
religious items to remember him and his work.
Hopefully, he will be called Pope Saint John Paul the Great real soon!
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Pope John Paul "the Great" is currently titled "Servant of God" by the Church as it investigates his life.
Pope Benedict XVI (Pope John Paul II's immediate successor)
Pope John Paul I (the immediate predecessor of Pope John Paul II)
On May 13, 1981 an assassination attempt was made on Pope John Paul II. Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turkish gunman, shot Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square.. He was then rushed into the Vatican complex, then to the hospital. It was at this time en route to the hospital that he lost consciousness. Ağca was caught and sentenced to life. In December 1983, Pope John Paul II visited the prison where Agca was being held. The two spoke privately for 20 minutes. John Paul II said, "What we talked about will have to remain a secret between him and me. I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and who has my complete trust." The pope also states that the Our Lady of Fatima, whose feast is May 13th, helped keep him alive.