Pope Francis will make history Sunday at the Vatican. He will grant sainthood to Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. The joint ceremony will be the first dual canonization in the church’s more than 2,000-year history.
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The Vatican is raising the possibility that the conclave to elect the next pope might start earlier than March 15, the earliest date possible under current rules that require a 15-20 day waiting period after the papacy becomes vacant.
The papal shockwaves rippled across the world — all the way to North Texas. News that Pope Benedict is resigning surprised the world. At first, Bishop Kevin Farrell, of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, thought the whole thing was a joke.