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Pilgrims in Mexico praise Pope John Paul II sainthood

Pilgrims in Mexico praise Pope John Paul II sainthood
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Friday, July 5, 2013 - 8:14pm

Pilgrims in Mexico City welcomed the news that Pope John Paul the second will be named a saint.

Several people gathered at Mexico's holiest site, Basilica of Guadalupe, praised today's announcement by the Vatican. 

At a statue dedicated to the late pontiff, pilgrims praised him as a model for future leaders of the catholic church. 

The late pope is credited with two confirmed miracles, the vatican's requirements for sainthood.  he visited Mexico five times during his 27 years as pontiff. 

Pope John Paul the second died in 2005.

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