At the time of his death, many of his admirers called for John Paul to be immediately named a saint. If he is made "blessed" next year, it would be the fastest Roman Catholic beatification ever, The Telegraph said. The process to elevate Mother Teresa took five years.
However, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, the head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, told The Telegraph the rigorous steps toward becoming a saint could push John Paul's elevation back.
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