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January 14th, 2011
07:05 AM ET

Pope John Paul II to be beatified this year

The late Pope John Paul II is one miracle away from sainthood.

CNN's Senior Vatican Correspondent John Allen reports that a beatification ceremony for the late Pope will take place May 1. This morning, Pope Benedict XVI credited his predecessor with having performed a miracle, the final requirement for beatification. Sainthood, however, would require that he be credited with having performed two miracles.

But today's move does not come without controversy. Allen tells Kiran Chetry some Catholics have expressed disapproval over the fact that the late Pope seems to be on the fast-track to sainthood.


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