VATICAN CITY — The postulators of the canonization causes for both John Paul II and John XXIII told journalists at the Vatican that the soon-to-be-saints also had faults that show their “humanity.”
At the Holy See Press Office April 22, Msgr. Slawomir Oder and Father Giovangiuseppe Califano discussed both the innate signs of holiness as well as the limitations of the popes.
Msgr. Oder recalled that John Paul II “was a man with blood in his veins,” and as such “had no problem in showing his feelings” — sometimes “he was angry, which demonstrated his humanity.”
The Polish priest noted that, in one of his trips, Pope John Paul II was told to use a bulletproof vest. However, the pope...READ MORE