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Pope John Paul II waves to faithful as he crosses St. Peter’s square in April 1997 at the Vatican. Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27, 2014. Pope Francis announced the date Monday during a meeting with cardinals inside the Apostolic Palace.

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Vatican: Benedict XVI may attend pope canonization

Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints on April 27 at a ceremony that might see two living popes honoring two dead ones.

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